Brazilian exports added up to US$ 2.38 billion in the first four working days of the month, while imports reached US$ 1.73 billion, according to the figures released today, July 7, by Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.
With this, the trade surplus for the first week of August was of US$ 653 million, elevating to US$ 25.82 billion the year’s accumulated surplus.
External purchases have been increasing at a stronger pace. Because of this, the market analysts consulted by the Central Bank of Brazil estimate a drop in the surplus of about 10% this year, compared to the record surplus last year, of US$ 44.76 billion.
The year’s accumulated exports reached US$ 76.90 billion, an increase in 14.66% in relation to the same period in 2005, while imports added up to US$ 51.08 billion, with an increase in 23.06%.