Brazil Posted October Trade Surplus of $5.3 Billion

By Paulo Trevisani Features Dow Jones Newswires

Brazil posted a trade surplus of $5.3 billion in October, up from $5.2 billion in September, the country's trade ministry said Wednesday.

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Brazil exported $18.9 billion worth of goods and services last month, compared with $18.7 billion in September. Imports totaled $13.7 billion in October, up from $13.5 billion in September.

For the year through October, Brazil posted a trade surplus of $58.5 billion, the ministry said.

Economists surveyed by the country's central bank last week forecast a $65 billion trade surplus for this year.

Write to Paulo Trevisani at paulo.trevisani@wsj.com

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November 01, 2017 13:26 ET (17:26 GMT)