Financial hardship in Argentina affects January exports of bananas

Feb, 27, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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Brazilian banana exports dropped in January compared to the same month last year. According to Secex, the volume shipped was 7.28 thousand tonnes, down 12%. As a result, revenue dropped 9%, amounting to just US$ 2.98 million (FOB).

See below Brazil’s exports of bananas (hs code 0803) transported in containers from Jan 2019 to Dec 2022. The data is from DataLiner.

Brazilian banana exports | Jan 2019 – Dec 2022 | TEU

Source: DataLiner (click here to request a demo)

This drop is due, despite the good volume harvested here, to financial obstacles in Argentina, one of the leading importers of the Brazilian fruit. Furthermore, there was a plentiful supply of bananas at lower prices and higher quality in Paraguay, Brazil’s main competitor. The scenario for February should be similar.

Source: HF Brasil

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