Monday, January 10, 2011

Brazil Trade, Exports and Imports

Brazil’s trade shows a decline of about 20% in exports and imports in 2009 to an estimated $159 billion. Brazilian imports were worth $136 billion from the rest of the world in 2009, down 21.4% from the 2008 estimates. Brazil’s overall trade surplus was $22.9 billion in 2009, down 7.7% from the 2008 estimates. The value of Brazil’s exports to the US fell by 34.1% to $20.1 billion in 2009. Brazil imported $26.2 billion worth of merchandise from the US in 2009, down 19% from $32.3 billion in 2008. Brazil’s trade deficit with the US tripled to $6.1 billion in 2009, from $1.8 billion in 2008.

The following table shows Brazil’s exports to the US for some commodities and the gain/loss percentage in 2009, compared to 2008.


Export Worth

Gain/Loss Percentage

Crude Oil

$5.8 billion


Fuel oil

$726.3 million


Civilian aircrafts

$664.8 million



$521.1 million


Automotive parts

$420.9 million


Industrial engines

$409.4 million


Industrial organic chemicals

$390 million


Green coffee

$739.1 million


Steelmaking materials

$586.9 million


Brazil Trade: Exports and Imports

The primary export commodities from Brazil include transportation equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear and coffee. The following chart shows the distribution of its main export partners (in percentages).

Brazil's export

The primary export commodities to Brazil include machinery, chemicals, oil, automotive equipments and parts, and electronics. The following chart shows the distribution of its main import partners (in percentages).

Brazil's Import

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