Brazil Has Already Exported US$ 68.5 Billion This Year, a 23% Increase

    Brazilian exports added up to US$ 2.448 billion last week and imports to US$ 1.608 billion, which resulted in a trade surplus of US$ 840 million, less than last week, which was of US$ 904 million.

    According to information released Monday, August 15, by Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, there was an increase in 16.2% in the working day exports average in comparison to August 2004.

    In relation to last month, however, there was a reduction in 9.2%. The imports daily average, in its turn, increased 18.8% in comparison to August last year and 5.4% in relation to July 2005.

    In the year’s accumulated value, Brazilian products shipments already yielded US$ 68.519 billion, an increase in 23.2% in comparison to the same period in 2004.

    In turn, imports added up to US$ 43.097 billion, an increase in 19% in relation to the same period last year. The accumulated trade surplus in 2005 has reached US$ 26.422 billion, against US$ 20.188 billion in the same period in 2004.



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