Top Brazilian Imports from the World
Brazil is the seventh-richest country.
In 2015, Brazil bought US$171.4 billion worth of imported products, down by 24.2% since 2011 and a 25.2% drop from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Brazil Imports from China

China's exports to Brazil amounted to
$30.7 billion or 17.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.2 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  4. Ships, boats: $1 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $935.5 million
  6. Plastics: $928.2 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $872.5 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $820.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $744.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $670.9 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from the US

American exports to Brazil amounted to
$26.8 billion or 15.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5.9 billion
  2. Oil: $3.9 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.9 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  9. Vehicles: $813.6 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $710.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Brazil amounted to
$10.4 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.6 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $859.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $686.7 million
  7. Plastics: $566.2 million
  8. Fertilizers: $399.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $338.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $243.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Brazil amounted to
$10.3 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.3 billion
  2. Cereals: $1.1 billion
  3. Plastics: $537 million
  4. Machinery: $417.5 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $375.3 million
  6. Milling products: $337.3 million
  7. Oil: $310.6 million
  8. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $243.6 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $239.3 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $196.1 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Brazil amounted to
$5.4 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $956.4 million
  3. Machinery: $706.7 million
  4. Plastics: $413.5 million
  5. Iron and steel: $148.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $133.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $128.2 million
  8. Rubber: $116.6 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $109.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $89.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.9 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $958 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $592.1 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $395.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $350.4 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $295.4 million
  7. Plastics: $156.6 million
  8. Rubber: $154.7 million
  9. Iron and steel: $95.2 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $86.4 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.7 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $398.7 million
  3. Vehicles: $379.8 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $305.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $235 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $221.5 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $182.5 million
  8. Plastics: $174.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $85 million
10. Rubber: $74.7 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Nigeria

Nigeria's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.6 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $4.6 billion
  2. Fertilizers: $6.4 million
  3. Raw hides excluding furskins: $355,000
  4. Oil seed: $301,000
  5. Coffee, tea and spices: $120,000
  6. Machinery: $26,000
  7. Cotton: $7,000
  8. Wood: $5,000
  9. Glass: $3,000
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2,000
Top 10 Brazil Imports from France

France's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.5 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $672.7 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $645.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $402.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $367.2 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $331.5 million
  6. Vehicles: $317.1 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $268.8 million
  8. Plastics: $211 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $174.8 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $118.6 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.4 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $638.5 million
  3. Machinery: $428.8 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $307 million
  5. Oil: $175.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $153.6 million
  7. Plastics: $120.7 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $80 million
  9. Rubber: $69.5 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $68.4 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from India

India's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.3 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $1.6 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $537.5 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $247.2 million
  4. Machinery: $238.5 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $186.5 million
  6. Manmade filaments: $173.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $166.4 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $128.3 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $117.2 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $104.8 million
Fastest-Growing Brazilian Imports 2015
Research Note:
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis