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DataLiner ranks Brazil’s container imports and exports for January – August 2020

Oct, 28, 2020 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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DatamarNews publishes a monthly ranking of Brazil’s main goods imported and exported by container according to DataLiner data. The ranking below covers the period from January to August 2020:

Ranking of most Exported Goods from January to August 2020 | TEU

Among the most exported goods between January and August 2020, the food category leads the ranking, with 455,296 TEU, an increase of 10% YoY. Despite this, the biggest growths are found in goods such as sugar and its derivatives, which grew 73% during the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2019,  and cotton which showed a 41% growth.  The accumulated growth of all goods exported during the period was 5%.

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 (TEU) 2020 (TEU) % change
1 1 Foods 414.755 455.296 10%
2 2 Wood and coal and derivatives 259.595 275.828 6%
3 3 Paper And Cellulose 169.469 177.552 5%
4 4 Metals and derivatives 88.450 94.125 6%
5 5 Plastic and derivatives 93.074 85.102 -9%
6 6 Beverages - Infusion 81.064 79.852 -1%
7 7 Sugar and derivatives 43.475 75.268 73%
8 8 Cotton 51.879 73.143 41%
9 9 Chemicals 66.297 66.986 1%
10 10 Reactors and boilers 53.142 42.537 -20%

Source: DataLiner

 

Ranking of most Imported Goods from January to August 2020 | TEU

Among the imported goods, plastics and derivatives lead the rankings. Despite having registered a 6% decrease in the first eight months of 2020 in relation to the same period of 2019, it was still the most imported merchandise, with 170,584 TEU. The positive highlight is fertilizer imports, which grew 29% in the period. In overall accumulated imported goods, there was a 12% drop in imports between January and August 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 (TEU) 2020 (TEU) % change
1 1 Plastic and derivatives 180.692 170.584 -6%
2 2 Chemicals 163.401 163.762 0%
3 3 Reactors and boilers 160.954 137.791 -14%
4 4 Vehicles and parts 188.426 124.160 -34%
5 5 Electric machines 118.747 113.729 -4%
6 6 Metals and derivatives 104.761 91.783 -12%
7 7 Textiles, derivatives and clothing 110.130 77.771 -29%
8 8 Foods 62.313 59.939 -4%
9 9 Rubber and derivatives 63.272 46.673 -26%
10 10 Fertilizer 34.002 43.966 29%

Source: DataLiner

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