Brazil beats expectations with Aug trade surplus of $2.9 bln

jueves 1 de octubre de 2015 14:13 GYT

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)