Brazil’s Port of Rio Grande Expecting Record Grain and Ore Shipping

Brazil's Rio Grande port in Rio Grande do Sul state Brazil's Port of Rio Grande, located in the city of the same name, in the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, should see record high activity in 2007. This is what the figures for the first four months of this year indicate.

During the period, there was an 8.7% increase in activity compared with the same months last year, with 6,565,722 tons transported.

Shipments of grain and ores, known as solid bulk cargoes, grew the most during the period, totaling 3.5 million tons and a 20% increase. In this segment, cereal exports accounted for 55.3% of total throughput. Totaling 1.940 million tons, cereal shipments increased by 27.7%.

Highlights in the segment included corn, which saw a 674.4% increase, totaling 432,300 tons, soy grain, which rose by 42% to reach 677,500 tons, rice, with an 11.7% increase and 83,200 tons shipped, and soy chaff, which increased by 9.2% to reach 482,900 tons.

Tooling Machinery

On another economic front, Brazilian producers of tooling machinery, used for manufacturing industrial parts, recorded revenues 7.4% higher in the first four months this year than in the same period last year.

The information was supplied by the Sectorial Chamber for Tool Machines at the Brazilian Machinery Manufacturers Association (Abimaq).

The revenue in the first four months of 2007 was US$ 328.9 million. With regard to foreign trade, the tool machine sector also recorded important figures from January through April. There were increases of 9.5% in exports (US$ 46.39 million) and 29% in imports (US$ 250.83 million).

Anba

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Your email address will not be published.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

Indians Get a Stronger Voice on Brazil’s Politics

In an interview with National AM Radio, professor PatrÀ­cia Melo, who teaches history at ...

While Sales of Domestic Cars in Brazil Fall by 2.8%, Imported Vehicles Jump 30%

The amount of domestically-made vehicles licensed in Brazil in 2011 dropped when compared to ...

UN Says Death of Brazilian General in Haiti Does Not Change Peace Mission

The director of the United Nations (UN) Information Center in Brazil, Carlos dos Santos, ...

Brazil Made 2.45 Million Vehicles in 2005, a Record

The information on the Brazilian automobile production in 2005, released today by the National ...

Dilma Running for Brazil’s Presidency as National Candidate Against São Paulo

Brazil’s nationwide elections on October, 3 will see more than 130 million voters choose ...

Wholesale Changes in Brazil: Ministers Fired, Ministries Closed

More changes have been made in the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da ...

The New Abolition

The persistence of poverty in Brazil stems from the fact  that we endeavor to ...

Brazil Exports 31% of World’s Beef. Russia Still Main Importer.

Brazilian beef exports yielded US$ 351.6 million in June, which represented an increase in ...

Brazil Will Go to Nigeria for Gas If Bolivia’s Price Hikes Are Too High

Brazil is considering buying natural gas from other countries including Nigeria after its main ...

China and Brazil Reach Agreement on Soy Oil

The Chinese government guaranteed that it will not reject shipments of crude soy oil ...