Corn shipments from Brazil begin to lose strength in the 4th week of February

Maize (Corn)
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 27, 2024

Tridge summary

Brazil's unground corn exports in the first four weeks of February 2024 reached 1,677,900.8 tons, accounting for 73.77% of the total exported in the same month the previous year. Despite this, the daily average of shipments fell by 11.5% compared to February 2023. The total revenue from these exports was US$424.293 million, marking a 24.9% drop on a daily average. The average price per ton of Brazilian corn also decreased by 15.2% from R$298.20 in February 2023 to R$252.90 in February 2024.
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Original content

In the first four weeks of February 2024, Brazil shipped 1,677,900.8 tons of unground corn (except sweet corn) for export, according to a report from the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex). This already represents 73.77% of the total exported in February 2023 (2,274,230.8 tons). As a result, the daily average of shipments in the first 15 working days of the month was 111,860.1 tons, representing a drop of 11.5% in relation to the daily average of shipments of 126,346.2 tons recorded in the 18 working days of last February. Grão Direto Market Analyst, Ruan Sene, highlighted a positive movement in exports recorded at the beginning of the year, but now believes in a seasonal low in shipments. In Sene's view, the demand movement for Brazilian corn could strengthen again in the second half of 2024. In financial terms, Brazil raised a total of US$424.293 million in the period, compared to US$678.147 million in all of February last year. ...
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