2-1-18 12:26 PM EST | Email Article

BRASILIA--Brazil's monthly trade balance narrowed in January, the Trade Ministry said, but remained strong thanks to a buoyant global economy.

Exports surpassed imports by $2.8 billion last month, compared with a nearly $5 billion surplus in December, the ministry said.

That kept the 12-month figure at the record-setting level of $67 billion first reached in December.

Economists surveyed weekly by Brazil's central bank last week forecast a $54.5 billion trade surplus for 2018.

In January, Brazil's exports totaled nearly $17 billion, and imports, $14.2 billion.


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


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 01, 2018 12:26 ET (17:26 GMT)

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