Brazil beats expectations with Aug trade surplus of $2.9 bln
BRASILIA Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade surplus of $2.94 billion in September, government data showed on Thursday, above market estimates for a surplus of $2.4 billion.
The country had a trade surplus of $2.69 billion in August. Brazil's balance of trade has an accumulated surplus of $10.246 billion in the first nine months of the year as a weaker local currency bolsters exports and a shrinking economy weighs on imports. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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