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BRAZIL: Current Account Posts US$ 302 Million Deficit In August

09/26/2017 - 15:51:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - The Brazilian current account recorded a US$ 302 million deficit in August, 53.4% lower than a year ago (US$ 648 million). In July, the Brazilian account deficit reached US$ 3.4 billion, according to data released by the country's central bank.

Year-to-date, the Brazilian account had a negative balance of US$ 3.013 billion, 76.9% lower than the US$ 13.086 billion deficit posted in the first eight months of 2016. In 12 months, the account is US$ 13.457 billion negative, equal to 0.68% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

The current account includes trade balance figures between Brazil and other countries transfers.

Meanwhile, Brazilian international reserves totaled US$ 381.8 billion in August, both in the liquidity concept and in the cash concept. Reserves increased US$ 815 million compared to July.

Last month, the gross external debt was estimated at US$ 315.3 billion, an increase of US $ 409 million over the July stock. Long-term foreign debt totaled US$ 259.1 billion, an increase of US$ 222 million, while short-term debt totaled US$ 56.1 billion, a US$ 188 million increase in the period.

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