Top Brazilian Imports from the World
In 2017, Brazil bought US$150.7 billion worth of imported products down by -37.1% since 2013 and up by 9.6% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Brazil Imports from China

China's exports to Brazil amounted to
$27.3 billion or 18.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $4.2 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2.2 billion
  4. Vehicles: $874.4 million
  5. Plastics: $825.2 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $692 million
  7. Iron and steel: $632.7 million
  8. Machinery: $612.5 million
  9. Fertilizers: $523.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $522.4 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from the US

America's exports to Brazil amounted to
$25.1 billion or 16.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $7.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Plastics: $1.5 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  7. Electronic equipment: $1.2 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
  9. Beverages: $924.5 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $838.3 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Brazil amounted to
$9.4 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.7 billion
  2. Cereal, milk preparations: $1.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $578.4 million
  4. Machinery: $414.9 million
  5. Milling products: $307.5 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $291.8 million
  7. Vegetables: $257 million
  8. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $248.3 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $230.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $209.8 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Brazil amounted to
$9.2 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $890.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $874.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $770.3 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $651.2 million
  7. Plastics: $538.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $327.3 million
  9. Fertilizers: $244.8 million
10. Iron or steel products: $187.4 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Brazil amounted to
$5.2 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $774.2 million
  3. Machinery: $549.2 million
  4. Plastics: $321.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $163.8 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $137.3 million
  7. Iron and steel: $135.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $133 million
  9. Rubber: $95.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $71.1 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4.2 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $667.3 million
  3. Machinery: $483.4 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $283.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $210.9 million
  6. Plastics: $109.8 million
  7. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $99 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $83.5 million
  9. Zinc: $80.4 million
10. Rubber: $77.7 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Brazil amounted to
$4 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $354.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $279.3 million
  4. Vehicles: $235 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $203.3 million
  6. Plastics: $190.6 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $181.8 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $153.7 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $143.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $90.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.8 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $936.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $787 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $537.3 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $284 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $244.3 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $178.1 million
  7. Plastics: $134.7 million
  8. Rubber: $130.6 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $83.9 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $78.6 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from France

France's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.7 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $415.3 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $405.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $394.6 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $354.4 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $339.1 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $317.9 million
  7. Plastics: $215.6 million
  8. Vehicles: $188.6 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $159.2 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $119 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.5 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Copper: $1.1 billion
  2. Fish: $589.4 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $545.3 million
  4. Fertilizers: $180.1 million
  5. Fruits, nuts: $169.4 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $158.6 million
  7. Beverages: $147.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $89.7 million
  9. Vehicles: $77.5 million
10. Plastics: $46.6 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from India

India's exports to Brazil amounted to
$2.9 billion or 2.0% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $644.1 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $299.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $249.4 million
  4. Machinery: $249.3 million
  5. Machinery: $246.6 million
  6. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $112.9 million
  7. Vehicles: $103.9 million
  8. Iron and steel: $86.6 million
  9. Aluminum: $84 million
10. Rubber: $79.9 million
Fastest-Growing Brazilian Imports 2017
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