Brazil imported US$229.1 billion worth of goods from its international trade buddies in 2014. The adjacent list reveals the 10 top Brazilian trade partners, accounting for 62.5% of total Brazilian imports.
Aircraft, Spacecraft Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $2.6 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 90.4% of that total.

  1. United States: $961.8 million (37.4%)
  2. France: $385.5 million (15%)
  3. Canada: $221.5 million (8.6%)
  4. Brazil: $203.4 million (7.9%)
  5. Italy: $152 million (5.9%)
  6. Spain: $107.6 million (4.2%)
  7. Japan: $90.9 million (3.5%)
  8. Portugal: $77.2 million (3.00%)
  9. Israel: $68.4 million (2.66%)
10. United Kingdom: $56.2 million (2.2%)
Alcoholic Beverages Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $849.6 million. The 10 countries below supplied 88% of that total.

  1. United States: $224.8 million (26.5%)
  2. United Kingdom: $122.3 million (14.4%)
  3. Chile: $114.4 million (13.5%)
  4. Argentina: $58.4 million (6.9%)
  5. France: $56.7 million (6.7%)
  6. Austria: $51.7 million (6.1%)
  7. Italy: $43.6 million (5.1%)
  8. Portugal: $38.6 million (4.5%)
  9. Spain: $20 million (2.4%)
10. Netherlands: $16.8 million (2%)
Aluminum Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $2 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 76.7% of that total.

  1. Russia: $375 million (19%)
  2. Argentina: $303.1 million (15.3%)
  3. China: $299.4 million (15.1%)
  4. Germany: $178.8 million (9%)
  5. United States: $131.7 million (6.7%)
  6. South Korea: $54 million (2.7%)
  7. Canada: $46.6 million (2.4%)
  8. South Africa: $45.2 million (2.3%)
  9. Italy: $43 million (2.2%)
10. India: $40 million (2%)
Automobile Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $19.5 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 85.6% of that total.

  1. Argentina: $6.6 billion (34.1%)
  2. Mexico: $2.2 billion (11.2%)
  3. Germany: $1.8 billion (9.3%)
  4. South Korea: $1.4 billion (7.3%)
  5. Japan: $1.1 billion (5.8%)
  6. China: $1 billion (5.1%)
  7. United States: $967.3 million (5%)
  8. Italy: $533.4 million (2.7%)
  9. France: $527.5 million (2.7%)
10. Thailand: $447.6 million (2.3%)
Cereals Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $2.4 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 99.7% of that total.

  1. United States: $831.5 million (34.8%)
  2. Argentina: $724.2 million (30.3%)
  3. Uruguay: $402 million (16.8%)
  4. Paraguay: $277.9 million (11.6%)
  5. Canada: $99.4 million (4.2%)
  6. Thailand: $25.4 million (1.1%)
  7. France: $7.8 million (0.3%)
  8. Peru: $5.1 million (0.2%)
  9. Chile: $4.5 million (0.2%)
10. Italy: $4 million (0.2%)
Organic Chemicals Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $10.7 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 81.8% of that total.

  1. United States: $2.2 billion (21%)
  2. China: $2.2 billion (20.9%)
  3. Germany: $1.3 billion (12.4%)
  4. India: $644 million (6%)
  5. Switzerland: $596.1 million (5.6%)
  6. Mexico: $448.1 million (4.2%)
  7. France: $436.5 million (4.1%)
  8. Japan: $349.2 million (3.3%)
  9. Spain: $250.3 million (2.3%)
10. Italy: $217.9 million (2%)
Clothing (Not Knit or Crochet) Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $1.4 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 90.7% of that total.

  1. China: $935.4 million (65.6%)
  2. India: $122.5 million (8.6%)
  3. Bangladesh: $78.1 million (5.5%)
  4. Viet Nam: $48.1 million (3.4%)
  5. Indonesia: $21.4 million (1.5%)
  6. Hong Kong: $20.1 million (1.4%)
  7. Italy: $20 million (1.4%)
  8. Turkey: $17.5 million (1.2%)
  9. Argentina: $15.4 million (1.1%)
10. Paraguay: $15.1 million (1.1%)
Copper Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $2 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 96.1% of that total.

  1. Chile: $1.2 billion (61.4%)
  2. Peru: $388.1 million (19.5%)
  3. China: $110.7 million (5.6%)
  4. Germany: $39.4 million (2%)
  5. Netherlands: $36 million (1.8%)
  6. Mexico: $32.9 million (1.7%)
  7. Colombia: $31.8 million (1.6%)
  8. United States: $25 million (1.3%)
  9. Italy: $14.6 million (0.7%)
10. Argentina: $10.3 million (0.5%)
Electronic Equipment Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $27 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 85% of that total.

  1. China: $10.9 billion (40.3%)
  2. South Korea: $4.1 billion (15.1%)
  3. United States: $2.5 billion (9.2%)
  4. Taiwan: $1.4 billion (5.1%)
  5. Germany: $995.7 million (3.7%)
  6. Japan: $753.4 million (2.8%)
  7. Malaysia: $665.2 million (2.5%)
  8. Mexico: $616.6 million (2.3%)
  9. Viet Nam: $564.5 million (2.1%)
10. Italy: $523 million (1.9%)
Footwear Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $636 million. The 10 countries below supplied 97.2% of that total.

  1. Viet Nam: $335.7 million (52.8%)
  2. Indonesia: $115.7 million (18.2%)
  3. China: $83.3 million (13.1%)
  4. Paraguay: $24 million (3.8%)
  5. Italy: $21.8 million (3.4%)
  6. Argentina: $12.8 million (2%)
  7. Cambodia: $8.7 million (1.4%)
  8. Thailand: $8.6 million (1.3%)
  9. Taiwan: $4.4 million (0.7%)
10. India: $3.3 million (0.5%)
Furniture, Lighting, Signs Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $1.2 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 83.4% of that total.

  1. China: $498.2 million (40.9%)
  2. United States: $155.4 million (12.8%)
  3. South Korea: $64.4 million (5.3%)
  4. Germany: $62.9 million (5.2%)
  5. Italy: $50 million (4.1%)
  6. Mexico: $48 million (3.9%)
  7. Poland: $41.2 million (3.4%)
  8. France: $35.9 million (2.9%)
  9. Uruguay: $30.3 million (2.5%)
10. Thailand: $30.2 million (2.5%)
Gems, Precious Metals Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $520.8 million. The 10 countries below supplied 84.3% of that total.

  1. South Africa: $66.1 million (12.7%)
  2. Mexico: $61.3 million (11.8%)
  3. United Kingdom: $54.5 million (10.5%)
  4. Peru: $45.7 million (8.8%)
  5. China: $42.7 million (8.2%)
  6. Belgium: $41.6 million (8%)
  7. Russia: $41.4 million (7.9%)
  8. United States: $36.2 million (7%)
  9. Switzerland: $26.6 million (5.1%)
10. Thailand: $22.8 million (4.4%)
Inorganic Chemicals Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $2.1 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 82.6% of that total.

  1. United States: $715.4 million (33.3%)
  2. China: $344.5 million (16%)
  3. Trinidad and Tobago: $169.3 million (7.9%)
  4. Spain: $129.4 million (6%)
  5. Argentina: $117.3 million (5.5%)
  6. Germany: $117.1 million (5.4%)
  7. Chile: $66.6 million (3.1%)
  8. Australia: $50.2 million (2.3%)
  9. United Kingdom: $37.9 million (1.8%)
10. Peru: $27.9 million (1.3%)
Iron and Steel Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $3.4 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 75.3% of that total.

  1. China: $1.4 billion (41%)
  2. Turkey: $213.8 million (6.3%)
  3. South Korea: $197.4 million (5.8%)
  4. Russia: $126.1 million (3.7%)
  5. Germany: $125.1 million (3.7%)
  6. United States: $112.2 million (3.3%)
  7. Argentina: $106.8 million (3.2%)
  8. South Africa: $102 million (3%)
  9. France: $89.6 million (2.6%)
10. Sweden: $87.7 million (2.6%)
Iron or Steel Product Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $4.1 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 77.9% of that total.

  1. China: $978.3 million (24%)
  2. United States: $602.9 million (14.8%)
  3. Germany: $349.2 million (8.6%)
  4. Japan: $278.3 million (6.8%)
  5. Italy: $241.3 million (5.9%)
  6. South Korea: $224.1 million (5.5%)
  7. France: $162.2 million (4%)
  8. Spain: $141.8 million (3.5%)
  9. United Kingdom: $109.8 million (2.7%)
10. India: $93.6 million (2.3%)
Machines, Engines, Pumps Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $31.9 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 79.1% of that total.

  1. China: $7.2 billion (22.4%)
  2. United States: $6.8 billion (21.2%)
  3. Germany: $3.5 billion (10.9%)
  4. Italy: $2.3 billion (7.1%)
  5. Japan: $1.8 billion (5.6%)
  6. South Korea: $998.8 million (3.1%)
  7. France: $915.2 million (2.9%)
  8. Argentina: $675.3 million (2.1%)
  9. United Kingdom: $602.8 million (1.9%)
10. Malaysia: $570.5 million (1.8%)
Meat Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $476.8 million. The 10 countries below supplied 100% of that total.

  1. Paraguay: $197.2 million (41.4%)
  2. Uruguay: $135.7 million (28.5%)
  3. Argentina: $91 million (19.1%)
  4. Australia: $31.5 million (6.6%)
  5. Italy: $8.3 million (1.7%)
  6. Spain: $6.1 million (1.3%)
  7. Chile: $5.3 million (1.1%)
  8. Portugal: $759,000 (0.2%)
  9. New Zealand: $372,000 (0.1%)
10. France: $252,000 (0.1%)
Medical, Technical Equipment Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $6.8 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 80.6% of that total.

  1. United States: $2.1 billion (31.2%)
  2. Germany: $936.9 million (13.9%)
  3. China: $780.1 million (11.5%)
  4. Japan: $436.9 million (6.5%)
  5. Italy: $264.7 million (3.9%)
  6. France: $215.9 million (3.2%)
  7. Switzerland: $210.9 million (3.1%)
  8. Mexico: $180.6 million (2.7%)
  9. United Kingdom: $161.3 million (2.4%)
10. South Korea: $159.2 million (2.4%)
Oil Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $45 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 77.7% of that total.

  1. Nigeria: $9.5 billion (21.1%)
  2. United States: $7.4 billion (16.5%)
  3. Bolivia: $3.7 billion (8.3%)
  4. India: $3.5 billion (7.8%)
  5. Saudi Arabia: $3 billion (6.6%)
  6. Algeria: $2.9 billion (6.4%)
  7. Netherlands: $1.7 billion (3.8%)
  8. Angola: $1.1 billion (2.5%)
  9. Equatorial Guinea: $1.1 billion (2.5%)
10. Iraq: $1 billion (2.3%)
Paper Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $1.4 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 80.5% of that total.

  1. China: $252.5 million (17.5%)
  2. Germany: $188.7 million (13.1%)
  3. United States: $184 million (12.8%)
  4. Canada: $161.4 million (11.2%)
  5. Finland: $118.9 million (8.3%)
  6. Italy: $71.7 million (5%)
  7. Spain: $53.5 million (3.7%)
  8. Sweden: $48.3 million (3.4%)
  9. Argentina: $45.1 million (3.1%)
10. Austria: $35.6 million (2.5%)
Perfumes, Cosmetics Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $961.6 million. The 10 countries below supplied 85.4% of that total.

  1. Argentina: $298 million (31%)
  2. United States: $146.9 million (15.3%)
  3. France: $123.4 million (12.8%)
  4. Mexico: $71.6 million (7.4%)
  5. Germany: $40.3 million (4.2%)
  6. Spain: $37.4 million (3.9%)
  7. Canada: $28.2 million (2.9%)
  8. Switzerland: $25.8 million (2.7%)
  9. China: $25.6 million (2.7%)
10. Ireland: $24 million (2.5%)
Pharmaceuticals Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $7.4 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 81.1% of that total.

  1. United States: $1.5 billion (20.6%)
  2. Germany: $1.4 billion (18.9%)
  3. Switzerland: $820.1 million (11%)
  4. France: $487.4 million (6.6%)
  5. Italy: $472.8 million (6.4%)
  6. Belgium: $343.3 million (4.6%)
  7. Ireland: $306.6 million (4.1%)
  8. United Kingdom: $283.2 million (3.8%)
  9. India: $225.5 million (3%)
10. Austria: $151.7 million (2%)
Plastics Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $8.8 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 73.2% of that total.

  1. United States: $2.1 billion (23.5%)
  2. China: $1.1 billion (12.1%)
  3. Argentina: $765.4 million (8.6%)
  4. Germany: $708.8 million (8%)
  5. South Korea: $491.8 million (5.6%)
  6. Colombia: $385.6 million (4.4%)
  7. Taiwan: $303.6 million (3.4%)
  8. France: $248.2 million (2.8%)
  9. Italy: $223 million (2.5%)
10. Uruguay: $204.8 million (2.3%)
Rubber Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $4.1 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 70.5% of that total.

  1. United States: $587.9 million (14.4%)
  2. China: $564.4 million (13.8%)
  3. Thailand: $296 million (7.2%)
  4. Indonesia: $240.9 million (5.9%)
  5. Malaysia: $239.6 million (5.9%)
  6. Japan: $220.1 million (5.4%)
  7. Argentina: $219.6 million (5.4%)
  8. Germany: $205.7 million (5%)
  9. South Korea: $181.1 million (4.4%)
10. France: $128.4 million (3.1%)
Wood Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $150.6 million. The 10 countries below supplied 83.9% of that total.

  1. China: $41.4 million (27.5%)
  2. Argentina: $21 million (13.9%)
  3. United States: $14.9 million (9.9%)
  4. Ecuador: $14.2 million (9.4%)
  5. Paraguay: $7.4 million (4.9%)
  6. Italy: $6.9 million (4.6%)
  7. Spain: $6.5 million (4.3%)
  8. Bolivia: $5.7 million (3.8%)
  9. Germany: $5.3 million (3.5%)
10. Cameroon: $3.1 million (2.1%)
Knit or Crochet Clothing Imports

Brazilian imports for this product category were $1.1 billion. The 10 countries below supplied 88.6% of that total.

  1. China: $630.2 million (55.8%)
  2. Bangladesh: $106.2 million (9.4%)
  3. Peru: $85.6 million (7.6%)
  4. India: $37.6 million (3.3%)
  5. Viet Nam: $37.3 million (3.3%)
  6. Indonesia: $31.9 million (2.8%)
  7. Thailand: $20.5 million (1.8%)
  8. Hong Kong: $18.1 million (1.6%)
  9. Argentina: $17.5 million (1.5%)
10. Paraguay: $16.3 million (1.4%)
The following countries represent expanding opportunities for leading Brazilian import countries from 2010 to 2014.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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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.