Brazil December Central Government Surplus Was 28 Billion Reais

Brazil’s central government posted a primary surplus, excluding interest payments, of 28.3 billion reais in December, the Treasury said.

The central government’s surplus excluding interest payments comes after a 4.3 billion reais deficit in November, the Treasury said in a statement distributed in Brasilia today.

The median estimate from 8 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg was for a 21.6 billion reais surplus in December.

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