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BRASILIA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade surplus of $19.681 billion in 2015, foreign trade ministry data showed on Monday, rebounding from a deficit in 2014 as a weaker real and a crippling recession helps exports while it curbs imports in Latin America's biggest economy.
Brazil had a trade surplus of $6.240 billion in December, above market expectations for a surplus of $5.6 billion.
Brazil had a trade deficit of $4 billion in 2014, its first in over a decade. (Reporting by Cesar Raizer; Writing by Alonso Soto)