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Brazil's chemical sector records $4.3-billion trade deficit during first 2 months of 2013

10:46 AM MDT | March 20, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Brazil's chemical products trade deficit reached $4.3 billion during the first 2 months of this year, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo). The deficit increased by 16.8% compared with the first 2 months of 2012. Brazil, during this period, imported $6.6 billion in chemical products, an increase of 11.4%. Exports stood at $2.3 billion, only a 2.4% increase compared with January and February of last year. Fertilizers remain the main import item in the balance of trade, amounting to $930.4 million during the first couple of months of the...

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