RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - April marked a record season for Brazilian foreign trade, starting with the US$10.35 billion surplus - the highest absolute figure compared to any month of any year - driven by a 67.9% growth compared to April 2020.
The highest monthly surplus so far had been recorded in July last year, at US$7.6 billion, covering the full period of official records that began in 1997. Exports also hit a record, up 50.5%, totaling US$26.48 billion. In this case, the previous highest value was registered in August 2011, at US$20.08 . . .