Commodities

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

Jan, 27, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

Week 202104

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
1 1 Wood and coal and derivatives 405.696 459.604 13%
2 2 Paper And Cellulose 246.327 253.384 3%
3 3 Foods 146.391 168.119 15%
4 4 Metals and derivatives 146.476 144.250 -2%
5 5 Plastic and derivatives 151.557 138.922 -8%
6 6 Cotton 119.898 151.775 27%
7 7 Beverages - Infusion 119.932 126.412 5%
8 8 Sugar and derivatives 69.936 111.453 59%
9 9 Seeds and straws 77.094 102.243 33%
10 10 Chemicals 87.621 89.276 2%

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
1 1 Plastic and derivatives 319.961 329.068 3%
2 2 Reactors and boilers 314.256 293.442 -7%
3 3 Vehicles and parts 323.747 235.179 -27%
4 4 Chemicals 277.238 280.846 1%
5 5 Electric machines 217.954 217.176 -0%
6 6 Metals and derivatives 196.445 177.319 -10%
7 7 Textiles, derivatives and clothing 190.793 155.332 -19%
8 8 Rubber and derivatives 121.384 97.750 -19%
9 9 Paper And Cellulose 91.613 84.011 -8%
10 10 Fertilizer 55.854 65.069 16%

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

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