Rice exports of Brazil exceed 583,000 t in the 1st half of crop year 2021-2022
Published Sep 14, 2021
Brazilian exports of rice (husk basis) from March to August, corresponding to the first half of crop year 2021-2022, totaled 583,835 tonnes, against imports of 519,108 t. As a result, the balance of foreign sales in the sector was 64,727 tons. The numbers were released this Monday (13) by the Brazilian Association of the Rice Industry (Abiarroz), based on data from the Ministry of Economy.
In August, shipments totaled 114,587 tonnes, against imports of 80,040 t, which resulted in a balance of 34,147 t, informs Abiarroz. Last month, Brazil exported to 75 destinations. The main importers of Brazilian rice were Gambia, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Peru, Venezuela and Costa Rica. According to the director of International Affairs at Abiarroz, Gustavo Trevisan, the result of foreign rice sales could have been better in the period from March to August of the crop year. However, he adds, the sector has been hampered by the lack of containers and the high cost of sea freight, which rose on average 217% last month, reaching 450% in some cases, compared to May 2021. Also according to Trevisan, both the lack of containers and the sharp rise in ship freight prices are consequences of the global health crisis. With the covid-19 pandemic, he points out, there was a strong increase in global trade, which disrupted the market as a whole, with a strong impact on maritime transport ...