2004, a Banner Year for Brazil’s Coops

The cooperatives from the state of São Paulo, in the Southeast of Brazil, had revenues of US$ 414 million with exports last year, an increase of 47.7% over the US$ 279 million in 2003.

In volume, the expansion was of 34%. In other words, 2.15 million tons were sold, against 1.6 million tons in 2003.


This information corresponds to the total exported directly by the cooperatives, without intermediaries, and is based in the registers of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.


Alcohol and sugar cane products were the main products exported by the cooperatives, adding up to US$ 359 million, followed by the derivatives of soy, coffee, peanuts, fruits and flowers.


The state of Paraná cooperatives answered to half of the sector exports throughout Brazil in 2004. Of the US$ 2 billion sold last year, Paraná participated with US$ 992.21 million.


In the second place came the southeastern state of São Paulo, followed by the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, with an export volume of US$ 220.66 million (11% of the total).


According to a study by the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB), among the ten largest markets for the sector, two are Arab. The highlights are the United Arab Emirates, the third largest buyer from Brazilian cooperatives.


Last year, the country imported US$ 132.9 million, losing only to China, the largest importer, with US$ 328.3 million, and Germany, with US$ 198.3 million.


According to the OCB, 94% of Emirati imports from cooperatives were sugar (a total of US$ 124 million). Algeria was the tenth largest trade partner in the sector, having spent, last year, US$ 61.2 million in products supplied by Brazilian cooperatives.


Anba

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Chavez Says Venezuela-Brazil Gas Pipeline Has Been Frozen by Partners

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez said he felt disappointed that his jumbo gas pipeline proposal to ...

RAPIDINHAS

Ugly and diminutive, Catullo da Paixão Cearense was a giant of Brazilian music during ...

White Chief’s Gone

A hero and a legend for Brazilians and the Indians he protected for decades, ...

Brazilian Gol Flies 32% More People and Gets Help from Weak Dollar

Brazilian Airline Gol saw a demand on it route network grow by 32.1% in ...

Brazil Unbans YouTube, But Steamy Video Is Still Off-Limits

São Paulo judge Ênio Santarelli Zuliani issued a statement today asking Brazilian Internet Service ...

Hundreds of Evicted Brazilian Indians Have Nowhere to Go

Junei Marques, the mayor of the town of Antônio João, in the state of ...

Brazil’s IRS and Elections Board Join Forces to Catch Corrupt Politicians

Brazil’s Federal Elections Board (TSE) and the Federal Revenue Department (SRF) will sign an ...

Brazil: Two Ex-Cops Get 31 Years in Jail for Torturing Journalists

Two Brazilian former police officers  were convicted for being part of the militia that ...

We Saw Brazil’s Future and It’s Not Green But Grey

9,000 square miles of Amazonian rainforest were destroyed in 2004, an urgent call to ...

Darling, Traditional Brazilian Lingerie Maker, Opens Shop Overseas

Darling's internationalization should take an important step by the end of the year. The ...