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Financial News: BRAZIL: Balance Of Payments Posts US$ 520 Million

BRAZIL: Balance Of Payments Posts US$ 520 Million Surplus In August

09/26/2017 - 15:41:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - Brazil's balance of payments recorded a US$ 520 million surplus of in August, 57% lower than a year ago (US$ 1.211 billion) and 67.7% below July's result (US$ 1.661 billion), said the country's central bank.

Last month's capital account was positive at US$ 54 million, compared to a US$ 51 million surplus in August 2016. In the financial account, the balance was positive at US$ 290 million, 14.9% less than the surplus of US$ 341 million a year ago.

Year-to-date, the capital account recorded a US$ 284 million surplus, 56.9% higher than between January and August 2016 (US$ 181 million). The financial account recorded a US $ 371 billion deficit in the period. In the first eight months of 2016, there was a US$ 7.284 billion deficit on the same basis of comparison.

Meanwhile, Direct Investment in the Country (IDP) totaled US$ 5,138 billion in August, 28.7% less than in the same period in the previous year. In the year, Brazil's IDP grew 10.3% to US$ 45.543 billion compared to investments of US$ 41.255 billion in the same period of 2016.

In 12 months, the IDP totaled US$ 82.470 billion, equivalent to 4.18% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 2.5% lower than in 12 months through July (US$ 84.54 billion, 33% of GDP).

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