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Cotton exports leap upwards at Paranaguá Port.

May, 27, 2020 Posted by datamarnews

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According to a report from the Paraná Ports, cotton exports via Paranaguá increased by 3,098% in 2020. In the first four months of the year, almost 11,800 tons of the product, in bales and yarns, were shipped in containers via the Paraná terminal. In the first quadrimester of 2019, only 331 tons of the product were exported via Paraná.

According to the Economy Ministry, the Port of Paranaguá was the second in Brazil in terms of volume of cotton handled, with revenues of more than US$19.2 million.  DataLiner data shows that Brazilian cotton exports are on the rise in 2020. In the first three months of 2020, Brazil exported 63.9% more cotton than in the same period in 2019:

Graphic source: DataLiner (To request a DataLiner demo click here)

The cotton exported by Paranaguá originates mainly in the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Bahia. The main destinations are Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Turkey.

Chicken via Paranaguá

Another highlight is the export of frozen chicken via Paranaguá, with 590,000 tons exported in the first four months of this year.  This represents a volume almost 6% higher than that registered in the same period last year, which was 556,800 tons.

Paranaguá remains in first place for the Brazilian port that exports the most chicken exports, with most of the meat produced in the same state as the port. The main destinations are China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

Beef exports through the Port of Paranaguá also increased in the first four months. This year, 116,800 tons were exported via the port, a volume 42% higher than the 82,300 tonnes exported during the same period last year.  The exported beef originates mainly in the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. The main destinations for the product are China, Hong Kong, Israel, the Philippines, and Egypt.

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