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Imports register 12% increase through the ports of Paraná

For the second consecutive month, imports outnumber exports through the ports of Paraná. In February, 1,946,654 tons of cargo entered Brazil through the terminals in Paraná, while 1,702,124 left the country. As a result, the first two months of 2021 recorded a 12% increase in purchases of foreign products and, at the same time, a 12% drop in sales of national products.

“In 2020, we had a very high volume of bulk shipments, especially soybeans, at the beginning of the year. But in 2021 we had a delay in harvesting and the arrival of the product at the port, in addition to two months of a lot of rain ”, says the CEO of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia.

In the last two weeks of February, soybeans began to arrive in greater volume and it is expected that shipments will continue at an intense pace throughout the year. Meanwhile, landings of imported bulk have grown. “We beat the discharge record in 24 hours. There were almost 50 thousand tons, between the 20th and the 21st, well above the daily average of 30 thousand tons. There were seven ships unloading products, simultaneously, ”says Garcia.

BIMESTRE – In all, there were 3,787,546 tons of cargo imported in the first two months of the year. Fertilizers alone amounted to almost 1.67 million tonnes. The volume is about 8% higher than the 1.55 million tons of fertilizers landed in the same period in 2020.

In addition to fertilizers, wheat, malt, barley and salt are also imported solid bulk from the ports of Paraná. Adding all the products in the segment, 1,847,850 tons were handled in this first two months of the year. The volume is about 4.4% higher than the 1,770,169 tons registered in January and February of last year.

GENERAL CARGO – The second segment that handled the most in 2021 was the general cargo: 2,017,532 tons, in both directions of trade. The volume represents an increase of 12% in relation to the 1,808,283 tons registered in the same period, in 2020.

The increase was also driven by imports. There were 855,599 tons of cargo landed – 20% more than the 715,670 tons imported in the first two months.

NET – Of the 1,322,346 tons of liquid bulk handled in the first two months of the year, imports total 1,226,837 tons. In this sense, the segment recorded an increase of 35% in relation to last year (with 908,339 tons of imported liquids).

Adding imports and exports, 1,140,785 tons of liquid bulk were handled by the Port of Paranaguá.

EXPORTS – In exports, the highlights are the volumes and percentages of increase registered in shipments of sugar, corn and vegetable oils.

Of sugar, in bags (general cargo) and in bulk, 530,591 tons were exported in this first two months. Compared with the volume exported in the period, in 2020, the registered increase is 127%. In the first two months, last year, 233,457 tons of the product were sold.

In corn shipments, the increase was 99%. This year, 591,538 tonnes of the product were exported in bulk. In 2020, there were 297,802 tons.

Of vegetable oils, 142,349 tons were exported in the first two months. The volume is 59% higher than the 89,293 tons registered last year, in the same two months.

TOTAL HANDLING – In the first two months of the year, 7,247,245 tons of cargo were handled by the ports of Paraná.

Check the complete statistics for the two months 16.

 

Source: Portos do Paraná

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03.18.2021

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