According to the government and economic analysts, 2016 was atypical due to an external scenario complicated by the appreciation of the dollar, which affected exports, the collapse of the price of a barrel of oil – which recovered in the second half – and the earthquake of April 16. Unforeseen payments made by the State for more than US $ 1 billion to Chevron and Oxy for judgments and court cases must be added. With this recessive outlook, the Treasury reduced its income. Last year’s total revenues – compared to 2015 – fell by USD 5,323 million, mainly due to lower taxes collection. Opposition assembly members had already warned that tax revenues for 2016, which had been falling since August 2015, were overestimated.