SÃO PAULO – With six business days, the first two weeks of trade balance in November had a surplus of US $ 2,665 billion – a result of exports of US $ 7,137 billion and imports of US $ 4,472 billion, Ministry of Industry and Services (Mdic). In the year's total exports, the US reaches $ 206,217 billion and imports, $ 155,996 billion, with a positive balance of US $ 50,301 billion.
In exports compared to the second week in November ($ 1.2 billion) with the daily average dispatched in November 2017 ($ 834.2 million), sales increased by 42.6% due to the increase in sales of the three product categories : base products (+ 69.7%, mainly due to crude oil, soybeans, iron ore, corn, beef and chicken); semi-finished products (+ 55.4% due to cellulose, semi-finished products of iron and steel, ferroalloys, raw sugar, semi-finished gold) (+ 17.7% fuel oils, gasoline, tillage machines and equipment, engine parts and air turbines, vulcanized pipelines and accessories).
Mdic points out in October that it increased by 18.9% due to the increase in the sales of semi-finished products (+ 47.1%). (+ 17.1%); and manufactured goods (+ 12.7%).
In imports, the daily average up to the second week of November ($ 745.4 million) was 13.4% above average for the same period last year ($ 657.1 million). In this comparison, costs increased, mainly with fertilizers and fertilizers (+ 57.4%); Organic and inorganic chemicals (+ 34.2%); plastics and works (+ 20.8%); electrical and electronic equipment (+ 10.8%); and mechanical equipment (+ 7%).
Compared with the average of October 2018, Mdic was an increase of 1.8% due to the increase in copper and works purchases (+ 49.9%). electrical and electronic equipment (+ 21.4%); plastics and works (+ 13.4%); pharmacists (+ 9.2%); and motor vehicles and parts (+ 4.9%).