The first two weeks of September registered a surplus of U$ 2.043 billion. By September 12th, exports totaled US$ 9.069 billion, and imports total US$ 7.025 billion.
In the second week alone, the surplus was of US$ 1.399 billion, with US$ 5.379 billion in exports against US$ 3.980 in imports. The data was provided by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex) of the Ministry of Finance.
In comparison with the same period of September, 2020, the increase in the exports daily average is of 49.3%. Three sectors registered a significant growth, them being: Extractive Industry (55.3% or US$ 129.19 million); products of the Processing Industry (50.7% or US$ 234.11 million) and Agriculture and Cattle Raising (34.9% or US$ 58.81 million).
The preliminary annual balance is US$ 54.154 billion.
Written by Marcos Ferreira, content assistant at Drummond Advisors