Brazil posts US$6.31 billion trade surplus in April up to third week

The Brazilian trade balance posted a US$3.004 billion surplus in the third week of April, bringing the accumulated positive balance in the month to US$6.310 billion, announced the Ministry of Economy on Monday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the month, exports totaled US$15.381 billion, with US$6.844 billion in the third week. Imports reached US$9.071 billion for the month, after adding US$3.840 billion in the last week.

Earlier this month, Economy revised the methodology adopted in the compilation of the trade balance statistics and recalculated with the new parameters the numbers of its historical series, starting in 1997, which resulted in a reduction of 16.5% of the accumulated balance calculated until 2020.

For 2021, the same change in criteria contributed to an increase in the . . .

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