Top Brazilian Imports from the World
In 2016, Brazil bought US$137.6 billion worth of imported products down by -38.4% since 2012 and down by -19.8% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Brazil Imports from the US

America's exports to Brazil amounted to
$24.1 billion or 17.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.5 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
  6. Electronic equipment: $1.3 billion
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  8. Other chemical goods: $1.1 billion
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $743.9 million
10. Fertilizers: $727.3 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from the China

China's exports to Brazil amounted to
$23.4 billion or 17% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7 billion
  2. Machinery: $4 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  4. Plastics: $729.5 million
  5. Ships, boats: $708 million
  6. Vehicles: $582.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $575.5 million
  8. Machinery: $530.5 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $437 million
10. Iron and steel: $426.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Brazil amounted to
$9.1 billion or 6.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1 billion
  4. Vehicles: $801.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $716.9 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $572.2 million
  7. Plastics: $492 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $369.8 million
  9. Fertilizers: $304.2 million
10. Iron or steel products: $186.1 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Brazil amounted to
$9.1 billion or 6.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.3 billion
  2. Cereal, milk preparations: $1.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $523 million
  4. Milling products: $408.4 million
  5. Machinery: $394.3 million
  6. Vegetables: $347 million
  7. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $268.8 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $264 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $226.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $223.6 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Brazil amounted to
$5.4 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $586.3 million
  4. Plastics: $282.5 million
  5. Railway, tram equipment: $183.3 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $137.5 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $112.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $111.5 million
  9. Iron and steel: $97.8 million
10. Rubber: $93.4 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.7 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $306.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $297.5 million
  4. Vehicles: $260.1 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $194.8 million
  6. Plastics: $164.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $162.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $114.6 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $79.5 million
10. Rubber: $74.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from France

France's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.7 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $627.4 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $345.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $342.5 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $335.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $327.4 million
  6. Vehicles: $311 million
  7. Plastics: $204.1 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $178 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $154.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $92.7 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.6 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $938 million
  2. Vehicles: $655.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $458.1 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $264.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $252.5 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $220.4 million
  7. Plastics: $132.5 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $101.1 million
  9. Rubber: $96.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $89.9 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Brazil amounted to
$3.5 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $507 million
  3. Machinery: $408.3 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $296.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $177.3 million
  6. Plastics: $92.3 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $85 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $72.9 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $63.6 million
10. Other chemical goods: $56.3 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Brazil amounted to
$2.9 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Copper: $787.4 million
  2. Fish: $533.8 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $411.4 million
  4. Fruits, nuts: $209.3 million
  5. Fertilizers: $151.3 million
  6. Beverages: $123.9 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $95.6 million
  8. Vehicles: $81.8 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $68 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $50.5 million
Top 10 Brazil Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Brazil amounted to
$2.6 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $370.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $264.8 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $226.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $179.4 million
  5. Plastics: $169.9 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $115.1 million
  7. Vehicles: $108.9 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $95.2 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $90.8 million
10. Fertilizers: $82.9 million
Fastest-Growing Brazilian Imports 2016
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