BRASILIA May 22 Brazil posted a current account
deficit of $8.318 billion in April, central bank
data showed on Wednesday.
The country had been expected to post a deficit of $7.222
billion, according to the median forecast of 20 analysts in a
Reuters survey. The forecasts for the deficit ranged from $6.5
billion to $9 billion.
Brazil's current account deficit in March was $6.873
billion, the central bank said last month.
Foreign direct investment in Latin America's largest economy
was $5.72 billion in April, above market expectations of $5
In the 12 months through March, the current account deficit
was equivalent to 3.04 percent of gross domestic product.