The Ports of Paraná accounted for 19% of the exports of the Brazilian soybean complex in 2019. Data from the Agribusiness Trade Balance released by the Ministry of Agriculture show that between January and April the country exported 31.6 million tons of grain product , bran and oil. Of these, 6 million went through the terminals of Paraná. “This number is very expressive. Considering the size of the port of Paranaguá, we can say that we are the most efficient in the country, “said the president of the ports of Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.
The soybean complex continues to be the main segment of Brazilian exports. Foreign sales of these products totaled US $ 11.52 billion in 2019. Soybean shipments totaled a record 12% increase compared to the first four months of last year: 26.32 million tons in the country and almost 4 million via the port of Paranaguá (equivalent to 15%).
In soybean meal, Paraná accounted for 36% of the national total. There were 5.1 million tons shipped in the country, 1.8 million of which were in the State alone. In the movement of soybean oil, the share of Paraná reached 88%. Of the 244 thousand tons of the product that left Brazil, 215 thousand went through the port of Paraná.
LEADER – The numbers reinforce the positions pointed out, also, by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. “Paraná is a leader in the export of vegetable oil and frozen chicken. The second in export of soybeans in grain, bran, paper, frozen meat, alcohol, containers and vehicles “, highlights the president of the ports of Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.
CELULOSE – The group of forest products was the second main export sector of the Brazilian agribusiness. According to Agribusiness Trade Balance data, the sector’s external sales increased from US $ 4.64 billion between January and April 2018 to US $ 4.82 billion in the same period of 2019 (increase of 3.7% ).
The main product exported by the sector was pulp, with US $ 3.01 billion in foreign sales (8.5%), a record number of the historical series recorded since 1997. The marketed volume was also the best in history for the period and 5.3 million tons exported, 298 thousand exited via Portos do Paraná (6%).
CHICKEN: The Port of Paranaguá remains the main Brazilian port for the export of frozen chicken and accounted for more than half of the product’s foreign sales made in 2019 by the domestic producers. Of the 1.2 million tons exported by the country, 649 thousand were shipped at the terminals of Paraná. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil sold US $ 2.08 billion of chicken meat, with expansion in quantity (0.6%) and average price (4.2%).
“The Ports of Paraná efficiently serve the Brazilian producers, both in the movement of agricultural products and industrialized, with high added value, contributing actively to the country’s trade balance. This is possible because we have been able to make our operations more flexible, following the demands of the world “, explains the operational director of Ports of Paraná, Luiz Teixeira da Silva.
SUCROALCOOLEIRO – In the sugar-alcohol complex, whose main products are sugar and alcohol, Portos do Paraná accounted for 9% of exports. In April, the main product marketed by Brazil in this segment was sugar, with a figure of US $ 373.86 million and a participation of 98.9% of the total exported by the sector.
CORN – The ports of Paraná also stood out in the export of maize. Approximately 13% of the product marketed by Brazil was shipped in Paraná. 7 million tons were exported in total, of which 898 thousand were transported via the Port of Paranaguá.
IMPORTS – Among the main products of agribusiness that entered Brazil through the ports of Paraná, are wheat and malt. The State accounted for 9% of the 2.5 million tons of wheat imported by Brazilians and 15% of the 346 thousand tons of malt that arrived in the country in 2019.
Source: APPA – Administração dos Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina