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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 02 July 2019

In brief: Brazil

* Brazil’s secretariat of foreign trade (Secex) in the economy ministry has released the latest trade balance figures which show that Brazil registered a US$5.02bn trade surplus in June, a 13.3% decrease on the trade surplus recorded in June 2018. The trade surplus for the first half of 2019 totalled US$27.13bn, a 9.6% decrease on the value of the trade surplus in the first six months of 2018. The Secex projects a positive trade balance of US$56.7bn for 2019.