Brazil: Trade balance registers surplus of US$5.44 billion in July

The trade balance accumulates a surplus of US$39.8 billion in the first seven months of the year. It represents 10.4% less than that recorded from January to July last year.

The increased prices of various imported items, especially fertilizers and oil, shrink the trade balance surplus in July. Last month, the country exported US$5.44 billion more than it imported, a drop of 22.7% compared to the same month in 2012.

The trade balance accumulates a surplus of US$39.8 billion in the first seven months of the year. It represents 10.4% less than that recorded from January to July last . . .

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