Brazil’s trade balance surplus last week was of US$ 858 million, result of exports equivalent to US$ 2.561 billion and imports worth US$ 1.703 billion.
The exports average dropped in relation to the previous week, contrary to imports, which has been increasing for three weeks and registered the highest average in the month, with US$ 340.6 million daily.
As a result, the surplus of the 4th week in September dropped by 34% in comparison to the previous week. Even so, the positive surplus in 16 working days of the month adds up to US$ 3.541 billion – 11.67% more than the surplus throughout the whole of September last year – and the year’s accumulated value registers US$ 31.889 billion, which corresponds to 28.36% more than in the same period in 2004.
Total exports in 2005 have reached US$ 84.424 billion, an increase in 22.7% in relation to the sales last year, and imports add up to US$ 52.535 billion, an increase by 19.5%, according to the trade balance’s general figures, released today (26) by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.