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

Dec, 14, 2020 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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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 October 2020. The food category continues in the lead as the most exported product category for Brazil in 2020, with a growth of 8% compared to 2019 figures. Close behind are cotton (21%) and sugar and its derivatives (61%).

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

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 (TEU) 2020 (TEU) % change
1 1 Foods 802.263 866.451 8%
2 2 Wood and coal and derivatives 371.194 407.895 10%
3 3 Paper And Cellulose 225.130 231.077 3%
4 4 Plastic and derivatives 140.450 130.346 -7%
5 5 Metals and derivatives 133.180 133.283 0%
6 6 Beverages - Infusion 111.240 112.425 1%
7 8 Cotton 99.054 120.310 21%
8 9 Chemicals 100.752 101.482 1%
9 7 Sugar and derivatives 63.950 103.269 61%
10 10 Seeds and straws 69.887 93.436 34%
Source: DataLiner
Contrary to exports, which showed positive performance in 2020 thanks to a positive exchange rate, imports fell in almost every category. But one sector had a good year- that of fertilizers – which grew 14% to meet the high demand in the agribusiness sector.
Ranking of most Imported Goods from January to August 2020 | TEU
wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 (TEU) 2020 (TEU) % change
1 1 Plastic and derivatives 298246 293974 -1%
2 2 Chemicals 285755 286274 0%
3 3 Reactors and boilers 288985 257343 -11%
4 4 Vehicles and parts 300991 213103 -29%
5 5 Electric machines 199795 191837 -4%
6 6 Without classification 189124 147991 -22%
7 7 Metals and derivatives 179686 156994 -13%
8 8 Textiles, derivatives and clothing 175485 134607 -23%
9 9 Rubber and derivatives 112273 85403 -24%
10 10 Foods 97806 94779 -3%

Source: DataLiner

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