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Trade surplus reached $9.7 billion up to March’s second week

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With a 25% increase in exports in relation to the same period last year, the Brazilian trade balance registered a surplus of US $ 2.420 billion in the first two weeks of March 2017. Exports reached US $ 7.268 billion and imports  US $ 4,848 billion. In the year, the surplus totals US $ 9.699 billion.

Primary products exports increased 43.1% in the period, with a daily average of US $ 480.4 million, led by iron ore, crude oil, soybeans, soybean meal, pork and chicken and copper ore.

Exports of semimanufactured goods increased 13.6%, with good performance of iron and steel products, gold in semimanufactured forms, ferro-alloys, synthetic and artificial rubber, hides and skins.

Manufactured goods  exports rose 7.1% to $ 300.4 million, being the main items passenger cars, cargo vehicles, fuel oils, flat iron and steel products and cast iron pipes contributed to this advance.