China is Brazil’s main trading partner in 2013

3 January 2014

For the second consecutive year China was Brazil’s biggest trading partner in 2013, according to figures published by the Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).

Brazilian exports to China totalled US$46 billion in 2013, which was an increase of 10.8 percent against the previous year.

Brazilian imports from China totalled US$37.3 billion in 2013, which was an increase of 8 percent against 2012.

Brazil’s balance of trade with China posted a surplus of US$ 8.7 billion.

Brazil mainly buys finished products from China including organic and inorganic compounds, transmitters and receivers, printed circuits, pumps and compressors, integrated circuits, fabric, motors and generators, laminates and toys.

Brazil exports copper cathodes, copper ore, soy beans, raw sugar, leather, cellulose and iron ore to China. (macauhub)