Commodities

ECSA merchandise ranking

Aug, 26, 2021 Posted by Ruth Hollard

Week 202134

Exports via containers from the East Coast of South America grew 4% in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Imports grew even more, at  28%. See the following tables showing the main products exported and imported in the period, as well as the comparison of each merchandise with the volumes of the first semester of 2020. Data are from DataLiner.

Exports

The Food category leads the ranking of the most exported products on the East Coast of South America in the first half of 2021. Export volumes, however, are practically the same as in the same period in 2020. The positive highlights were cotton (+42% ) and ceramics (+63%). The biggest drop was in the plastics and derivatives category (-28%).

Container exports along the East Coast of South America | Jan to June 2020 / 2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity Jan-Jun | 2020 Jan-Jun | 2021 % change
1 1 Foods 499,746 501,349 0%
2 2 Wood and coal and derivatives 223,105 271,112 22%
3 3 Paper And Cellulose 143,065 126,364 -12%
4 4 Cotton 58,558 83,300 42%
5 5 Drinks - Infusion 63,168 69,758 10%
6 6 Chemicals 60,437 64,603 7%
7 8 Metals and derivatives 76,877 64,462 -16%
8 9 Plastic and derivatives 81,959 59,317 -28%
9 7 seeds and straw 51,009 47,113 -8%
10 10 Sugar and derivatives 54,309 46,894 -14%

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

Imports

In imports, on the other hand, the leader in the ranking are plastics and derivatives, which grew 36%. The biggest growth in percentages was in the fuel category (+69%) and the only drop was in the import of fertilizers (-10%).

Container imports along the East Coast of South America | Jan to Jun 2020 / 2021 | TEU

wdt_ID Rank Commodity Jan-Jun | 2020 Jan-Jun | 2021 % change
1 1 Plastic and derivatives 175,070 238,811 36%
2 2 Reactors and boilers 148,464 203,840 37%
3 3 Vehicles and Parts 136,369 186,778 37%
4 4 Chemicals 165,081 179,242 9%
5 5 Electric machines 112,397 152,757 36%
6 6 Metals and derivatives 96,168 133,408 39%
7 7 Textiles, Derivatives and Clothing 83,151 104,946 26%
8 8 rubber and derivatives 52,175 75,876 45%
9 9 Paper And Cellulose 47,177 55,741 18%
10 10 Foods 53,255 54,044 1%

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

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