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Brazil's central govt posts better than expected $3.77 billion budget surplus in July

BRASILIA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government posted a primary budget surplus of 19.309 billion reais ($3.77 billion) in July, better than the 17.6 billion reais surplus expected by economists polled by Reuters.

In the 12 months to July, the central government recorded a 115.6 billion reais primary surplus, worth 1.38% of gross domestic product, said the Treasury. ($1 = 5.1161 reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres Editing by Chris Reese)