Sugar and Citrus Exports Get Brazil’s Port of Santos New Record

The shipping of export products from the port of Santos, the largest in Latin America, broke another record in the month of April.

The cargo throughput at the port, which is in the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo, grew 7.64% over the result in the same month last year. This was the largest growth registered in this period of the year.


The port received a 10.76% greater volume of export products, while presenting a slight drop, 0,01%, in imported products.


In the first four months of the year, the movement was 4.30% greater than last year. This result includes an expansion of 5.90% in exports and 0.91% in imports.


Sugar still leads the list of export products. In comparison to April 2004, the volume shipped more than doubled in April this year, totalling 909,700 tons.


In April last year, the total was 417,000 tons. From January to April, the elevation was 49.76%, totalling almost 3.2 million tons. Sugar is the largest export product from Brazil to the Arab countries.


Another product that presented expressive shipping, citric fruit juices, registered a 77% increase in exports through the Port of Santos, when compared to last year. The accumulated result for this year presents a 47.86% increase, with 540,000 tons.


Soy in grain, despite being in the second place in the list in terms of volumes, shrank in comparison to last year. Shipping dropped 13.01% in April and 17.85% in the first four months, with 2.2 million tons.


With regards to products unloaded at the Port of Santos, the highlights were wheat and salt, whose imports grew 448.9% and 112.4%, respectively.


Since the beginning of the year, wheat imports totalled 440,000 tons, presenting a 33.2% high, and those of salt, 306,500 tons, up 33.78%.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Chí¡vez Calls Lula Oil Magnate and Invites Brazil to Subsidize Oil to the Poor

Venezuela President, Hugo Chávez, called this Friday, November 9, the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio ...

Brazil Falls to 84th Place in World’s Press Freedom Index

Since 2002, the first year that the Paris-based press freedom organization Reporters without Borders ...

80% of World’s Online Hackers and Pedophiles from Brazil

According to the Brazilian Federal Police, Brazil is a significant player in Internet crime. ...

With 18 Million Over 60, Brazil Is No Longer the Land of the Youth

The 17.6 million inhabitants over 60 ranks Brazil eighth worldwide in senior-citizen population the ...

Brazil President Uses G20 Summit in Mexico to Talk to Obama and Merkel on Rio +20 Issues

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the seventh G-20 summit ...

Florida Professor Accused of Using Brazilians as Guinea Pigs

There are reports that the inhabitants of a riverside village, São Raimundo do Pirativa, ...

A hospital breather made in Brazil

Medical Equipment Is a US$ 6.5 Bi Industry in Brazil Exporting to 100 Countries

Brazil's medical, hospital, and dental equipment industry should increase its sales to the Arab ...

The Many Faces of São Paulo, Brazil: Tips for Newcomers

I was looking at an American guide book to Brazil recently and felt great ...

Beach salesman in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Patronizing Brazilians the Politically Correct Way

I have written quite a lot about tourism in Brazil, generally pointing out that ...

GM Soy in Brazil Will Kill the Amazon and Boost Global Warming by 50%

As genetically modified soybeans take over vast tracts in Brazil and all over South ...