Brazil central gov't posts March primary surplus of 1.464 bln reais

miércoles 29 de abril de 2015 07:43 GYT

BRASILIA, April 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government posted a primary budget surplus of 1.464 billion reais ($498 million) in March, less than half of what it posted a year ago, the country's treasury said on Wednesday.

The central government account, which covers federal ministries, the central bank and social security, posted a surprise primary deficit of 7.4 billion reais in February.

The country had a primary surplus of 3.2 billion reais in March of 2014.

The central bank will release the consolidated primary balance, which includes states and municipalities, on Thursday.

($1 = 2.9385 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Silvio Cascione)