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Venezuela and Russia Are Top Importers of Brazil’s Federal District

Chicken ranch in Brazil Chicken and giblets exports from the Brazilian capital BrasÀ­lia totaled US$ 13.251 million in August. With the result, foreign sales of these products reached US$ 78.237 million from January to August this year, equivalent to 68.68% of the US$ 113.911 million shipped abroad.

Sadia – which was responsible for the performance – posted growth of 100.52% in sales from January to August 2008 when compared to the same period last year.

To the president of the Federation of Industries of the Federal District (Fibra), Antônio Rocha, the result shows that the federal capital has been growing on foreign trade. According to Rocha, industries are noticing the change of profile of Brasí­lia, which was just the political and administrative capital of the country in the past. "We have industries capable of competing in several markets," he said.

Soy grains represented the second main item in the basket. In eight months, Multigrain shipped abroad US$ 14.620 million, that is, 12.84% of exports in the period. Brazilian Hatching Eggs exported US$ 2.812 million in chicken eggs for incubation. Indústrias Rossi exported US$ 850,775 from January to August 2008.

Venezuela is the main importer from the Federal District. In eight months, the country purchased the equivalent to US$ 49.841 million from industries in the federal capital. The second main buyer was Russia, with US$ 14.354 million, followed by Japan, US$ 13,590 million, Portugal, US$ 12.542 million and Saudi Arabia, US$ 5.875 million.

In August, imports totaled US$ 96.851 million, a reduction of 7.32% over the month of July last year. In eight months, the volume imported registered US$ 676.410 million. The United States alone sold US$ 173.121 million. Then came Germany, with US$ 89.338 million and India, with US$ 71.607 million. Medication was the main product in the import basket. The Ministry of Health purchased US$ 383.729 million, i.e., 56.73%.

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