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Soy complex handled US$ 34 million per day in the Port of Paranaguá in 2023

The soy complex, formed by soy in grain, soy bran and soy oil, one of the main segments in cargo handling in the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina, moved from January to July of this year, US$ 34 million per day, on average, in the export sense. The data are from the Comex Stat system, from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, of the federal government.

In all, 13,237,594 tons of the three products were shipped from the ports of Paraná, with emphasis on soy in grain (8,478,722 tons), followed by soy bran (3,787,033 tons) and soy oil (971,839 tons). In absolute values, the movement of these cargoes in Paranaguá reached US$ 7.3 billion in the first seven months of 2023.

The director-president of Portos do Paraná, Luiz Fernando Garcia, highlights the importance of the soy complex for handling in the Port of Paranaguá. “The segment occupies an important share in exports through Paraná ports, with 55% of all cargo shipped abroad, in tons, from January to July”, he explains. “In addition, the segment alone handled 44% of the US$ 16 billion in exports”.

The soy complex exported by the Port of Paranaguá is mainly destined for Asia. During the period, soybeans were mainly destined for China, followed by South Korea, Bangladesh and Russia. The largest volume of soybean oil went to India, followed by Bangladesh. The shipment of soybean meal was destined for European countries, such as Poland, Holland, France, Germany, Slovenia and Spain.


More than half (54%) of the soy beans exported through the Port of Paranaguá come from the state itself, followed by Mato Grosso do Sul, with 21.7%, and São Paulo, 7.3%.

The bran shipped from Paranaguá is also largely from Paraná itself, with 55% of the total. Following, appears Mato Grosso do Sul, with 16%, and Mato Grosso, 14%.

Paraná represents around 40% of the origin of soy oil shipped via Paranaguá. Mato Grosso (15%), Goiás (9.6%) and Mato Grosso do Sul (8%) appear next.


From January to July, Brazilian exports of the soy complex reached 87,162,669 tons, led by soy in grain (72,467,242 tons), soy bran (12,968,600 tons) and soy oil (1,726,826 tons). Paraná ports rank second overall in the segment among Brazilian ports from January to July this year. Paraná appears in fourth place in the export of soybeans; second in the shipment of bran; and first in soybean oil.

The director of Port Operations at Portos do Paraná, Gabriel Vieira, highlights the representativeness of Paraná ports on the national scene. “Adding soy in grain, soy bran and soy oil, we reached 14.8% share”, he says. “This year, the East Export Corridor of the Port of Paranaguá surpassed important milestones, mainly due to the shipment of soy in grain”.


Source: Portos do Paraná



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