On the occasion of the sixth European Union - Brazil summit, which will take place on 24 January 2013 in Brasilia, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, issues data on trade and investments between
Brazil and the EU.
Germany, France and Italy registered the largest trade surpluses with Brazil
Among the EU27 Member States, Germany (8.9 bn euro or 30% of EU exports of goods) was by far the largest exporter to Brazil in the first nine months of 2012, followed by France (3.8 bn or 13%), Italy (3.6 bn or 12%), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (both 2.3 bn or 8%). The Netherlands (6.3 bn or 22% of EU imports) was the largest importer, followed by Germany (5.3 bn or 18%), France (2.8 bn or 10%), Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom (all 2.7 bn or 9%).
The largest surpluses in trade with Brazil in the first nine months of 2012 were observed in Germany (+3.6 bn euro), France (+1.0 bn) and Italy (+0.9 bn), and the largest deficits in the Netherlands (-4.1 bn), Portugal (-0.7 bn) and Spain (-0.6 bn). Over 85% of EU27 exports to Brazil in the first nine months of 2012 were manufactured goods, while for imports raw materials accounted for just over a third of the total and food & drink for nearly 30%.