Brazilian exports in March jumped to an all-time high of $11.4
billion. Imports of $7.7 billion left a trade surplus of $3.7
Chiles current account deficit climbed to 1.6% of
GDP in 2005 ($1.9 billion) from 1% of GDP in 2004 as interest
payments increased and more dividends were repatriated. The
deficit will continue to widen, swelling to 1.7% of GDP in
2006, according to Credit Suisse analyst Carola Sandy.