Exports moved by US$12.1 billion in the first half of 2023, which is equivalent to R$59 billion at the current exchange rate. This is the best result ever recorded in the country and represents an advance of 14.2% over the first six months of last year, which totaled $10.6 billion. This is the third year in a row that it has surpassed the export volume recorded by Paraná in the first six months of the year.
On the other hand, imports in the same period decreased by 15% compared to 2022. From January to June 2023, $9.03 billion worth of products entered Paraná. As a result, the state’s trade balance achieved a surplus of about 3 billion US dollars in this period.
In the assessment of Governor Carlos Masa Ratenho Jr., the symbolic signs of Paraná’s trade balance reflect the general good moment of the state’s economy. According to him, the strategy is to continue working to open and expand consumer markets and attract new private investments to the state.
“Recently, we have overtaken Rio Grande do Sul to become the fourth largest economy in Brazil, which means the growth of our companies and industries and is also reflected in the creation of new job opportunities and an increase in the income of the population,” he said.
Amanda Yargas, with information on AEN
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