Top Brazilian Imports from the World
In 2018, Brazil bought US$181.2 billion worth of imported products down by -20.9% since 2014 and up by 20.2% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Brazil Imports from China

China's exports to Brazil amounted to
$34.7 billion or 19.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.7 billion
  3. Ships, boats: $3.7 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $2.9 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1 billion
  6. Plastics: $991.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $841.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $781 million
  9. Man-made filaments: $680.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $638.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from the US

America's exports to Brazil amounted to
$29.4 billion or 16.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $10.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.9 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.8 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.6 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  8. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $917.3 million
10. Vehicles: $844.2 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Brazil amounted to
$11.1 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.9 billion
  2. Cereals: $1.5 billion
  3. Plastics: $660.5 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $403.2 million
  5. Machinery: $373.9 million
  6. Milling products: $307.3 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $258.9 million
  8. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $234 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $217.1 million
10. Aluminum: $209.7 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Brazil amounted to
$10.6 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $756.6 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $680.1 million
  7. Plastics: $585.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $394.7 million
  9. Fertilizers: $292 million
10. Iron or steel products: $232.1 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Brazil amounted to
$5.4 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $723.8 million
  3. Machinery: $600.2 million
  4. Plastics: $351.3 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $185.6 million
  6. Iron and steel: $174.7 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $141.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $137.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $113.2 million
10. Rubber: $78.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.9 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $656.2 million
  3. Machinery: $553.6 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $244.1 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $218.1 million
  6. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $129.6 million
  7. Plastics: $127 million
  8. Rubber: $108 million
  9. Zinc: $93.1 million
10. Other chemical goods: $76.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.5 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $467.1 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $401.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $292.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $230.7 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $217.3 million
  7. Plastics: $213.6 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $167.9 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $162.8 million
10. Other chemical goods: $97.9 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.4 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $988.8 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $568.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $358 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $272.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $166 million
  7. Rubber: $146.7 million
  8. Plastics: $131.5 million
  9. Ships, boats: $102.5 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $82.7 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from France

France's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.9 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $514.9 million
  2. Machinery: $452.1 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $447.9 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $286.9 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $286.3 million
  6. Plastics: $258.3 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $227.7 million
  8. Vehicles: $209 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $179.6 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $153.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from India

India's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.7 billion or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $915.6 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $385.2 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $303.6 million
  4. Man-made filaments: $302.7 million
  5. Machinery: $253.5 million
  6. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $128.8 million
  7. Vehicles: $128.7 million
  8. Aluminum: $108.3 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $103.1 million
10. Iron and steel: $98.6 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.4 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Copper: $1.2 billion
  2. Fish: $584.5 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $416.1 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $191 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $168 million
  6. Beverages: $146.2 million
  7. Fertilizers: $115.9 million
  8. Vehicles: $88.1 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $66 million
10. Plastics: $51.9 million
Fastest-Growing Brazilian Imports 2018
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.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis