Commodities

ECSA merchandise exports up 7%

Jun, 22, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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From January to April, exports of goods from countries on the East Coast of South America reached 1,151,038 TEU, growing 7% compared to the same period in 2020.  The data are contained in the ranking of goods prepared by the Datamar team based on data from DataLiner. In imports, the growth was much more expressive: 18%, with 1,223,830 TEU.

Exports

The food category continues to lead the ranking of exports, growing 4% in the first four months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. A positive highlight was cotton exports, up 33% in the period. Ceramic exports also performed well, with a growth of 42%. On the other hand, exports of plastics and derivatives dropped 30% in the same comparison.

ECSA container exports | Jan and Apr 2020 / 2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity Jan-Apr | 2020 Jan-Apr | 2021 % change
1 1 Foods 310,157 322,225 4%
2 2 Wood and coal and derivatives 146,607 173,702 18%
3 3 Paper And Cellulose 90,863 81,456 -10%
4 4 Cotton 48,636 64,900 33%
5 5 Drinks - Infusion 41,878 48,266 15%
6 6 Chemicals 39,723 42,638 7%
7 7 Metals and derivatives 46,628 41,946 -10%
8 8 Plastic and derivatives 53,599 37,375 -30%
9 9 Sugar and derivatives 28,196 30,773 9%
10 10 seeds and straw 29,871 30,499 2%

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

Imports

Plastics and derivatives drove exports, with a 26% growth in volume from January to April 2021 compared to the same months in 2020. The fuel category was the one that proportionally grew the most in the period: 48%. The food category remained stable. The only drop in imports was for fertilizers, dropping 8%.

ECSA container imports | Jan and Apr 2020 / 2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity Jan-Apr | 2020 Jan-Apr | 2021 % change
1 1 Plastic and derivatives 128,066 161,309 26%
2 2 Reactors and boilers 107,532 139,207 29%
3 3 Vehicles and Parts 110,571 126,662 15%
4 4 Chemicals 109,142 117,554 8%
5 5 Electric machines 84,914 106,685 26%
6 6 Metals and derivatives 70,017 89,622 28%
7 7 Textiles, derivatives and clothing 69,029 76,281 11%
8 8 rubber and derivatives 40,301 50,841 26%
9 9 Foods 39,521 39,672 0%
10 10 Paper And Cellulose 33,961 35,370 4%

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

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