The third week of May ( 13-19 ) , with five days , had exports of $ 5.121 billion , with a daily average of U.S. $ 1.024 billion. This result is 5.5% below the average of $ 1.084 billion , verified by the second week of the month . In comparison, there was a fall in exports of semi-finished products ( -26.7 % ) , with a drop in sales of raw sugar , hides and skins , iron alloy and manufactured iron and steel . For manufactured goods ( -5.5 % ) , the decrease occurred , especially in passenger cars , auto parts , sugar , cargo vehicles , polymers and plastics machinery for earthmoving . Among the basic ( -1.6 % ) , was mainly reduction in shipments of soybeans , iron ore and beef, pork and chicken .
Weekly imports were $ 5.168 billion , with average daily performance of U.S. $ 1.033 billion. Grew by 11.6% on average compared to the second week ( U.S. $ 926.3 million ) , an increase mainly in spending on fuel and lubricants , mechanical equipment , motor vehicles and parts , organic and inorganic chemicals , precision and optical instruments , and steel .
With these results , the weekly trade balance registered a deficit of U.S. $ 47 million , with an average daily negative $ 9.4 million, and bilateral trade of U.S. $ 10.289 billion (an average of U.S. $ 2.057 billion ) .
The accumulated monthly exports totaled U.S. $ 12.709 billion , with average daily income of U.S. $ 1.059 billion. Compared with the average of May last year , there was an increase ( 0.4 % ) in sales . Grew shipments of commodities ( 8.4% ), especially for grain corn , soybeans , copper ore, tobacco leaves , chicken , iron ore and soybean meal . On the other hand , decreased sales of semi-finished products ( -22.6 % ), due mainly soybean oil , crude , manufactured iron and steel , raw sugar , ferro- alloys , gold shaped semimanufaturada and hides and skins . Were also reduced exports of manufactured goods ( -1.8 % ) , due to rolled earthmoving machinery , electric motors and generators , plastic polymers , and fuel oils .
In relation to the mean of last April ( U.S. $ 937.8 million ) , exports rose by 12.9% , with growth in sales of manufactured products ( 6 % ) and basic ( 22.6 % ) , while those of decreased semi-manufactured goods ( -5.9 % ) .
May 2013 recorded imports of $ 11.652 billion ( an average of U.S. $ 971 million ) . Compared to May 2012 ( U.S. $ 920.6 million ) , the average increased by 5.5 % . Grew mainly purchases of fertilizers ( 61.6 % ) , plastics and articles ( 20.1 % ) , electronic ( 19.4 % ) , optical and precision instruments ( 13.7 % ) , organic chemicals and inorganic ( 10.7%) and motor vehicles and parts ( 6.3%).
In comparison with the average result achieved in April 2012 ( U.S. $ 983 million ) , there was a decrease of 1.2 % in imports . There was a decrease , especially in spending fuels and lubricants ( -14.1 % ) , pharmaceuticals ( -11.9 % ) , motor vehicles and parts ( -10.7 % ) , and fertilizers ( -0.7 % ) .
Month , there is a surplus of U.S. $ 1.057 billion, with average daily performance of $ 88.1 million . Total trade in May totaled U.S. $ 24.361 billion, with a daily average of U.S. $ 2.030 billion . The average , the result represents an increase of 2.7 % compared to May 2012 ( U.S. $ 1.975 billion) and 5.7 % in reference to last April ( U.S. $ 1.920 billion) .
From January to the third week of May , Brazilian exports totaled U.S. $ 84.176 billion ( daily average of U.S. $ 895.5 million) , down 3.9 % on the average daily equivalent period last year ( U.S. $ 932 million). The result of the daily cumulative annual imports is 9.6% higher compared to last year ( an average of U.S. $ 866.9 million) . Year , Brazilian purchases in foreign markets reach $ 89.271 billion ( an average of U.S. $ 949.7 million) .
For the 94 days of 2013 , the trade balance recorded a deficit of U.S. $ 5.095 billion (daily average negative U.S. $ 54.2 million ) . In the corresponding period last year , there was a surplus of $ 6.251 billion , with an average daily income of $ 65.1 million . Year , bilateral trade reached U.S. $ 173.447 billion ( daily performance of U.S. $ 1.845 billion) , a result 2.6 % higher than in the equivalent period of 2012 , which had a daily average of U.S. $ 1.798 billion.