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Dry-cargo container rankings | Jan to Nov 2019-2020

Jan, 27, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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The handling of dry-cargo containers can be considered a thermometer of a country’s economy. Therefore, the DatamarNews team prepared a ranking of Brazil’s most exported and imported goods via dry-cargo container in this atypical year of 2020 (Jan to Nov 2020). The result is shown below:

Despite economic uncertainties, exports via dry-cargo containers grew 5.78% in the period from January to November 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Imports, however, fell 8.37% in the same comparison. It is worth noting that the high dollar favored exports and affected imports, as shown in the graph below:

Brazilian Dry-Cargo Container Handling | Jan 2017 to Nov 2020 | TEU

Source: DataLiner

 

Exports

Wood and coal and its derivatives led dry-cargo container exports, which grew 13% in the period from January to November 2020 compared to 2019. Other highlights are cotton, which grew 27%, and sugars, which grew 59%.

 

Ranking of Dry-Cargo Container Exports | Jan to Nov 2019-2020 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 2020 % change

Source: DataLiner

 

Imports

In terms of imports, there was a drop in the accumulated volume of all goods. In addition, imports of fertilizer grew 16% in the period and food imports grew 11%.

Ranking of Dry-Cargo Container Imports| Jan to Nov 2019-2020 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity 2019 2020 % change

Source: DataLiner (To request a DataLiner demo click here)

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