Trade balance shows US$ 46.7 billion surplus, worst result since 2015

General overview of BTP (Brasil Terminal Portuário) in the port of Santos (SP).

General overview of BTP (Brasil Terminal Portuário) in the port of Santos (SP).

  |  Eduardo Knapp - 16.abr.2019/Folhapress

Result is explained by the sharp drop in exports

Due to a sharp drop in exports, the Brazilian trade balance closed last year with a US$ 46.7 billion surplus. This is the worst result since 2015, when the balance was $ 19.5 billion.

Compared to 2018, when a surplus of US $ 58 billion was registered, the result of Brazilian international trade decreased by almost 20%.

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