Rice exports of Brazil gained momentum in September

Updated Oct 21, 2021
Brazilian rice exports (husk basis) gained momentum in September, despite the difficulties caused by the increase in the price of sea freight. Last month, shipments totaled 130,246 tonnes, against imports of 79,154 t, which guaranteed a balance of 51,092 t, according to the Brazilian Rice Industry Association (Abiarroz), based on figures from the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Secex) of the Economy.
Foreign sales of the cereal in September surpassed by 52,081 tons those of the same month in 2020, when they totaled 78,165 t. The main export destinations in September were Cuba (44,779 t), Venezuela (32,272 t), Senegal (29,558 t), Sierra Leone (11,764 t) and China (3,277 t). According to the Exports manager at Abiarroz, Carolina Telles Matos, the increase in world demand for the cereal and the intensification of promotional activities for the Brazilian Rice Project – developed by the association in partnership with Apex-Brasil – contributed to the good performance of foreign sales of the sector last month. Even so, the scenario is still one of adversity for rice growing in the global market, adds the director of International Affairs at Abiarroz, Gustavo Trevisan. This is because, he points out, the rise in sea freight values has harmed exports, especially to markets ...
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