Brazil breaks all-time monthly records for exports and trade balance surplus in April

The highest prior surplus had been recorded in July last year, at US$7.6 billion, within the period of official records that began in 1997. Exports also hit a record US$26.48 billion, surpassing the previous high, in August 2011, of US$20.08 billion.

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 . . .

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