Following several years of economic and political upheaval, Brazil closed out 2018 on a more even footing. The economy is projected to grow 1.4 percent this year before picking up pace in 2019, and the exchange rate is expected to settle into a stable range. In 2017, imports of consumer-oriented products and intermediate goods were up year-on-year and valued at $4.2 billion and $2.7 billion respectively. The consumer-oriented category, exports from the United States to Brazil rose by 7.6 percent. The market expects to register a slight increase in trade volume year-on-year. With Brazil’s positive economic outlook heading into 2019 the ATO believes that U.S. exports will find good sales potential in Brazil.