The trade surplus in the year exceeded the barrier of US $ 11 billion, operations performed in the first two weeks of October. The data released by SECEX (Foreign Trade Secretariat) of the MDIC (Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade), show that in the period, exports were $ 5.589 billion and imports of US $ 4.561 billion, resulting in a US surplus $ 1.028 billion. During the year, the trade surplus is US $ 11.276 billion.
During the period, exports daily average of US $ 798.4 million. Compared to last month, when average daily performance was $ 769 million, exports grew 3.8%, due to foreign sales of basic products (+ 12.3%) and semi-manufactured goods (+ 1.6%). Exports of manufactured goods shrank 4.7%. The performance recorded in October last year to US $ 796.9 million, growth was 0.2%, justified by increased sales of basic products (8.2%), however, fell exports of semi-manufactured goods ( -9.6%) and manufacturing (-3.4%).
Imports showed a daily average of US $ 651.6 million, a volume that was 3.6% higher than last September, due to the purchases of copper products (150.9%), dairy products (105.8% ), beverages and alcohol (+ 97.7%), chemical industry products (+ 47.3%), fish and crustaceans (+ 25.2%), organic and inorganic chemicals (+ 20.4%) and fuels and lubricants (+ 10.8%). Compared to October last year, when the daily average of imports was $ 848.2 million, there was a decrease of 23.2%, caused by aircraft and parts (-66.9%), cotton (-61.6 %), paper (-47.4%), filaments and artificial synthetic fibers (-42.2%), steel (-38.9%), electrical and electronic equipment (-35.6%), rubber (-34 1%), fuels and lubricants (-33.8%) and motor vehicles and parts (-28.9%).