Foreign Tourists Spend US$ 1.5 Bi in Brazil While Brazilians Spend US$ 1.7 Bi Overseas

Foreign tourists spent US$ 1.5 billion from January to April this year in Brazil, which represented an increase in 19.7% in relation to the same period last year, according to information from the country’s Central Bank.

In the month of April alone, foreigners’ expenditure added up to US$ 344 million, an increase in 17% in relation to the same month in 2005, which was of US$ 294 million.

The figures this month confirm the sector’s good period, which had it’s best season of all times, with many consecutive records. March 2006 was the best month in history of Brazilian international receptive tourism, with US$ 453 million. The information is from the Sebrae News Agency.

On the other hand, Brazilians spent abroad, during the first four months of the year, US$ 1.678 billion, which generated a negative difference of US$ 119 million.

In April, they spent US$ 432 million, with a negative difference of US$ 88 million. For the head of the Economic Department at the Central Bank, Altamir Lopes, "Brazilian tourists spending abroad has increased a lot due to a real increase in income, with inflation control and exchange rates that benefit outgoing tourism."



  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


You May Also Like

Discrimination from Parties Keeps Brazilian Women from Elective Posts

Nearly 20 years after it became mandatory for political parties in Brazil to save ...

Value of Brazil Companies Up 130% in 2009. Compare this to 28% in the US

The aggregate value of Brazilian listed companies rose by almost 130% in 2009, according ...

Brazil’s Sorcerers and Witches Stage Magic Ritual to Heal Mother Earth

Mother Earth's Cure is the theme of Brazil's 7th Annual Sorcerers Meeting taking place ...

Obama and Family in Brazil: Lots of Ceremony, Little Else

With American president Barack Obama and his family aboard, Air Force One touched down ...

Dramatic Fall in US Imports of Brazil Ethanol: from 376 million to 22 million liters

Rainfall during much of June in the sugarcane growing areas of South-Central Brazil reduced ...

Either Rio Stops Crime or Crime Will Stop Rio

According to the latest Latin America edition of U.S. weekly magazine Newsweek, Rio de ...

US, EU, China Discuss Food Security in Brazil

Today the First World Congress on Food Security gets underway in São Paulo. Brazil ...

A swimming pool inside a Brazilian condo

Getting a Condo in Brazil Is Buying into a New Lifestyle

So, you've finally decided to go ahead and buy that nice flat in Brazil. ...

Venezuela Depending on Brazil Now to Become a Mercosur’s Full Member

The President of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, is scheduled to make his first official international ...