RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's trade balance recorded a surplus of US$6.061 billion in April, up by 2.3 percent from a year ago, government data showed on Thursday.
Exports reached USD$19.689 billion last month, a fall of 0.1 percent compared to that of April 2018, while imports hit US$13.628 billion, down by 1.2 percent, according to the foreign trade department of the Ministry of Economy.
In April 2019, there was an increase in exports of basic products (2.1 percent), manufactured goods (0.8 percent) and semi-manufactured . . .