Agribusiness foreign sales total US $ 8 billion and account for 46.6% of the country's exports
Agribusiness exports totaled US $ 8.21 billion in November this year. The value was up 1% from the total exported in November 2018 ($ 8.13 billion). Growth was due to the expansion of the exported quantum (6%), while the export price index fell 4.7%. According to the Secretariat of Commerce and International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa), foreign sales of agribusiness represented 46.6% of the total value exported by Brazil, which was US $ 17.60 billion (-16%). ).
Imports of agribusiness products, in turn, fell 8.6% in November, with a reduction in the value acquired from US $ 1.18 billion in November 2018 to US $ 1.08 billion for the same month of 2019. .
Meat exports rose 22.1% in November from $ 1.28 billion to $ 1.56 billion in 2019. Chinese demand for meat boosted sales last month to $ 685.94 million.
According to a Secretariat note, the strong demand for meat in Asia is related to African swine fever (PSA), a disease that has affected the Asian swine herd since September 2018. According to information from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO), 7.7 million pigs were eliminated in Asian countries due to PSA virus contamination.
Beef exports were a record in value and volume for November with export value expanding by 36.9% compared to November 2018, resulting in $ 844.56 million sold overseas last month.
Chicken meat exports were $ 530.74 million in November 2019 (+ 3%). Already pork sales rose 43.5% in the same period, reaching $ 148.39 million. China was also the main importer of Brazilian chicken and pork meat, with US $ 123.88 million (chicken) or 23.3% of the total exported and US $ 74.09 million (pork) or 50% of the value exported by the country. Brazil in november.
Exports of cereals, flour and preparations continue to rise influenced by sales of corn. The sector exported US $ 780.12 million (+ 13.9%), with corn accounting for US $ 722.54 million (+ 13.7%), or the equivalent of 4.29 million tons.
Cotton shipments also performed favorably in November, at $ 412 million (+ 12.3%).
Orange juice was another highlight in foreign sales with an increase of 174.4%, with shipments of US $ 241.25 million.
Comex Team from Brazil