Brazil posts primary surplus of 21 bln reais in January

viernes 27 de febrero de 2015 09:41 GYT

BRASILIA Feb 26 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a primary budget surplus of 21.063 billion reais ($7.35 billion) in January, central bank data showed on Friday.

The primary budget had been expected to show a surplus of 18.250 billion reais in January, according to the median forecast of 12 analysts surveyed by Reuters.

The country posted an overall budget surplus of 3.041 billion reais in January.

($1 = 2.87 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Luciana Otoni)