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BRAZIL'S TRADING PARTNERS
Brazil’s top three trading partners by country – for the year 2018 – were China with total trade in goods of
US$98.4 billion, followed by the USA (including Puerto Rico) with US$58.4 billion, and Argentina with US$26 billion.
When compared with the previous year, Brazil’s exports and imports in 2018 to all regions increased by 10
percent and 20.2 percent, respectively.
The chart below shows imports and exports by area for 2018.
Source: Brazil MDIC/Secex, February 2019
US-BRAZIL TRADE 2009-2018
According to US foreign trade statistics, published by the US Census Bureau, Brazil fell from 12th to 13th place
among US top trade partners during the period 2017-2018 with 1.7 percent of total trade in 2018, a value of
US$70.7 billion. Exports totaled US$39.5 billion; imports totaled US$31.2 billion.
When compared with 2017, US exports to Brazil climbed by 31 percent, while imports showed a lower increase of
Source: US Census Bureau, March 2019
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