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RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian Trade Minister Armando Monteiro said on Thursday he expects the country's trade surplus to climb to $15 billion this year and $25 billion in 2016, thanks in part to a weaker real.
Monteiro said the weakening real has helped Brazilian companies, but does not resolve the country's competitive issues. He said the fair value of the real is less than 4 per dollar. (Reporting by Rodrigo Biga Gaier; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Bernadette Baum)