In the first half of this year, the net value of direct investments in the country (IDP) totaled US$ 52.6 billion, and exceeds the value of the entire year of 2021. According to the external sector statistics note of the Central Bank of Brazil ( BCB), net investments in the country in 2021 totaled US$ 46.4 billion.
In July of this year alone, the IDP was US$ 7.7 billion. Compared to the month of July 2021, this represents a nominal increase of $1.07 billion. In relation to June this year, the value represents an increase of US$ 2.5 billion.
According to the Central Bank, in July this year, investment inflows into the country were US$ 11.6 billion, while outflows were US$ 3.9 billion. The net, inflow and outflow of capital from the country are the highest for a month since February this year.
Current payment transactions registered a deficit of US$ 4.1 billion in July this year, compared to a deficit of US$ 1.2 billion in July 2021.
In the comparison between the months of July of this 2022 and 2021, there was a reduction of US$ 2.1 billion in the balance of trade of goods. While the deficit in services and in primary income increased, respectively, by US$790 million and US$179 million.
Spending by Brazilians on trips abroad was US$ 7.03 billion in the first half of this year. While foreign spending in Brazil was US$ 2.7 billion, which represents a negative balance of US$ 4.2 billion.
As of July 2022, the net balance was also negative by $661 million. This was the result of spending US$ 389 million by foreigners in the country, while Brazilians consumed US$ 1.04 billion abroad in the same period.
International reserves totaled US$346.4 billion in July 2022, which represents an increase of US$4.4 billion from the previous month.
According to the BC, the result was mainly due to “price variations and interest income, which contributed to increase the stock by US$ 3.9 billion and US$ 540 million, respectively.”
Source: CNN Brasil