Brazil’s current account deficit (CAD) widened to US$ 7873.97 million in October as compared to US$ 4139.03 in September 2019, exceeding market expectations. The CAD, percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) reached to 3 percent in October, highest since December 2015. Through the first 10 months of 2019, the deficit reached to US$ 45657.03 million as compared to US$ 32371.94 million deficit for the first 10 months of 2018. Thereby recording 41 percent rise in 2019 as compared to 2018. The CAD print is also impacted by recent revision in methodology for measuring historical balance of payments statistics.


Goods exports contracted 16.5 percent YoY to US$ 18301.73 million in October compared to 1.2 percent contraction in September 2019, while imports grew 7.5 percent in October compared to 17.9 percent growth in September 2019.

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