Brazil: export and import of electrical and electronic products in January

As reported by Abinee (Brazilian association of electric and electronic industry), in January 2014 Brazilian exports of electrical and electronic products totaled $ 494.2 million, +1.4% compared to the same month of last year ($ 487.4 million). The data show the significant growth of exports of goods GTD (generation, transmission and distribution of electricity), which reached $ 85.3 million (+123.1%). This result was mainly by increments of 397% in exports of transformers, which increased from $ 10 million in January 2013 to $ 50 million in January 2014, and +279% in foreign sales of electrical generators ($ 18 million). Exports of electrical and electronics components totaled $ 227.4 million, 46% of the total. This result was 0.6% above that achieved in January 2013 ($ 226.1 million). Besides, the export of domestic appliances reached $ 18.5 million in January 2014, -32% compared to January 2013 ($ 27.2 million).

Imports of electrical and electronic products in January 2014 totaled $ 3.87 billion, +8.2% compared to January 2013 ($ 3.57 billion). Of this total, $ 2.3 billion refer to imports of electrical and electronic components, which grew by 19.7% compared to January 2013 ($ 1.9 billion). Among them there are the three main imported products: components for telecommunications (59%), semiconductors (+19%) and components for informatics (+8%), which together totaled $ 1.47 billion, which means 64% of imports of components and 38% of the total. Import of domestic appliances grew by 13%, from $ 167.1 million in January 2013 to $ 188.8 million in January 2014.

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