The presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) said, on September 12, that, when the government changed, the flow of the commercial balance was US$108 billion and that, when the government left, the country like the US $ 482 billion balance. A statement was given in an interview WW Special: Presidentsgives CNN.
Or what Lula said
“When I checked in the Presidency of the Republic, our trade balance flow was US$ 108 billion, we left with about US$ 482 billion.”
Given by the Secretary of Foreign Trade, body of the Ministry of the Economy, it is stated that in 2002 the current balance of the commercial balance – or seja, the values of imported and exported sums – was US$ 108.4 billion, or that it corroborates the affirmation of former president.
However, in the last year of Lula’s consideration, he could not, in 2010, have the balance of US$383.7 billion – two US$482 billion mentioned by the candidate.
Considering 2015, the last year of Dilma Rousseff (PT) in front of the Presidency of the Republic, the value is still more distant: the balance of the trade balance was US$ 359.8 billion.
The value cited by Lula was reached only in 2011, the first year of Dilma Rousseff’s administration, after Lula left the presidency. Naquele year, or balance was R$ 48.6 billion.
The highest balance of the historical series, started in 1989, was registered not last year: US$ 500 billion.
The values of the historical series were revised and updated in April of last year.
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Source: CNN Espanol