China is Brazil’s main trading partner in the first half of the year

19 July 2017

China continued to be Brazil’s largest trading partner in the first half of 2017, both in terms of exports and imports, according to figures released by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Services.

Exports from Brazil to China increased by 33.8% between January and June of this year compared to the same period of 2016 and reached US$28.1 billion. The United States and Argentina were placed second and third, respectively, among the countries to which Brazil exports the most products.

In the same period, Brazil imported US$12.51 billion in products from China, slightly more than products from the United States and Argentina.

Brazil’s trade surplus in the first six months of the year reached US$36.2 billion, an increase of 53.1% over the first half of 2016. (macauhub)