Brazil’s balance of trade surplus totals US$25.563 billion up to second week of December

15 December 2011

Brasilia, Brazil, 15 Dec – Brazil’s balance of trade surplus totalled US$25.563 billion for the period from January up to the second week of December, representing an increase of 57.2 percent on the US$16.259 billion figure posted for the same period of 2010, Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said in Brasilia.

According to figures by the ministry, exports in the period totalled US$239.970 billion, which represented year-on-year growth of 27.5 percent and imports totalled US$214.407 billion, or 24.6 percent more than in the same period of 2010.

In the first two weeks of December exports totalled US$6.058 billion and imports were US$6.469 billion, generating a deficit of US$411 million. (macauhub)