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Brazil

Brazil ranked No. 14 in total trade value through March with a total of $17.31 billion. Exports totaled $9.99 billion and Imports totaled $7.32 billion, a surplus of $2.66 billion.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $17.31 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $2,965,342,181
2Port of Houston $2,079,344,090
3Port of New Orleans $888,106,161
4Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $643,526,703
5Port of New York $589,839,225
6Port of Virginia $580,853,436
7Port of Mobile, Ala. $574,360,208
8Port of Baltimore, Md. $572,242,799
9Port of Newark $554,001,729
10Orlando International Airport $512,839,041

U.S. trade with Brazil rose to $17.31 billion through March

Brazil’s trade with the United States rose to $17.31 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.81 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Brazil’s exports increased 7.99 percent while imports rose 2.97 percent. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $2.66 billion.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of New Orleans; No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; and No. 5 Port of New York. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Port of New Orleans No. 4 Port of Virginia and No. 5 Port of Baltimore, Md.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 41.41 percent of Brazil’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 11.65 percent to $2.97 billion.
    Exports fell 5.59 percent to $2.39 billion. Imports fell 30.11 percent to $579.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 7.52 percent to $2.08 billion.
    Exports fell 10.79 percent to $1.38 billion. Imports fell 0.3 percent to $698.02 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of New Orleans fell 0.58 percent to $888.11 million.
    Exports fell 12.78 percent to $552.84 million. Imports rose 29.22 percent to $335.27 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. rose 22.77 percent to $643.53 million.
    Exports rose 17.67 percent to $433.49 million. Imports rose 34.85 percent to $210.04 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New York rose 11.35 percent to $589.84 million.
    Exports rose 9.64 percent to $351.65 million. Imports rose 13.97 percent to $238.19 million.

Brazil ranked No. 14 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 14.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Brazil by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Civilian aircraft, parts; Coal, briquettes; Ethyl alcohol; and Computer chips, respectively. They accounted for 43.99 percent of total exports to Brazil.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Brazil –– Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade; Oil; Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel; Value added to a returned import; and Gasoline, other fuels –– accounted for 30.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Brazil:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 47.85 percent compared to last year to $1.97 billion.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 17.86 percent compared to last year to $1.71 billion.
  • Coal, briquettes fell 10.41 percent compared to last year to $289.44 million.
  • Ethyl alcohol fell 41.86 percent compared to last year to $211.58 million.
  • Computer chips fell 10.73 percent compared to last year to $209.33 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Brazil:

  • Chemical wood pulp, not dissolving grade rose 84.06 percent compared to last year to $487.43 million.
  • Oil fell 35.09 percent compared to last year to $483.92 million.
  • Semifinished products of Iron, nonalloy steel rose 81.67 percent compared to last year to $464.05 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 22.74 percent compared to last year to $417.77 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 6.94 percent compared to last year to $372.73 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Brazil recorded $66.5 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; New Orleans; New York City; and Jacksonville/Tampa. Total U.S. exports to Brazil were $ 37.08 billion and imports from Brazil were $29.43 billion. The U.S. surplus with Brazil was $7.65 billion.