Trade Wars: United States Versus Brazil

American and Brazilian exporters and importers exchanged a total of about US$73 billion worth of products, a figure that represents inter-country sales to customers in both nations during 2014. Although United States is the world’s number two exporter with global shipments valued over 7 times higher than those for 24th-place Brazil, that doesn’t mean that […]

Brazil Major Product Supply Advantages

Brazil ran an overall trade deficit of -US$4 billion for 2014. However, Brazil did earn positive trade balances with 156 of the 222 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. Brazilian exports to exceeded Brazil’s imports from Asian nations by $5.5 billion in 2014. Similarly, Brazil achieved a $5 billion trading surplus […]

Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries

Overall, the average increase in the total value of all South American shipments was 14.5% from 2010 to 2014. Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador posted the highest export increases, while Suriname was the laggard recording a 5.3% value decline over the 5-year period. Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing […]

Fastest-Growing Venezuelan Export Products

Seven of the 15 fastest-growing Venezuelan export products posted a gain in value exceed 1,000% from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 1,122% for Venezuela’s dairy exports to 252,291% for meat and seafood preparations. Overall, exports from this South American nation rose 5.3% in value over the 5-year period. This international trade metric was weighted […]

Fastest-Growing Brazilian Export Products

Seven of Brazil’s fastest-growing export product categories posted at least triple-digit gains from 2010 to 2014. These range from ships and artwork to tin and vegetables, showcasing the wide diversity of the Brazilian economy. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends […]

Fastest-Growing Chilean Export Products

Eight of the 15 fastest-growing Chilean export products posted a gain in value over 100% from 2010 to 2014. Increases ranged from 183.9% for animal/vegetable fats and oils to 6,395% for nickel. Overall, Chilean exports rose 7.8% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, […]