Brazil posts trade surplus of $2.561 bln in 2013

BRASILIA Thu Jan 2, 2014 12:06pm EST

BRASILIA Jan 2 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade surplus of $2.561 billion in 2013, the Trade Ministry said on Thursday, a sharp drop from the $19.396 billion surplus posted in the previous year.

For December, Latin America's largest economy posted a trade surplus of $2.654 billion, above the median forecast for a $1.35 billion surplus in a Reuters survey of six analysts.

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