Brazil Posts August Trade Surplus of $5.6 Billion

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SÃO PAULO--Brazil posted a trade surplus of $5.6 billion in August, down from $6.3 billion in July, the country's trade ministry said Friday.

Brazil exported $19.5 billion worth of goods and services last month, compared with $18.8 billion of exports in July. Imports reached $13.9 billion in August, up from $12.5 billion the previous month.

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For the year through August, Brazil is running a trade surplus of $48.1 billion, the ministry said.

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September 01, 2017 14:26 ET (18:26 GMT)