According to the National Association of Cereal Exporters (Anec), Brazilian soy exports reached 82.273 million tons in 2020, an increase of 13.56% when compared to 2019. In 20202, Brazil also exported 33.608 million tons of corn, a drop of 18.42% compared to the previous year. In addition, around 16.850 million tons of brans were shipped abroad in 2020, an increase of 6.87% in the annual comparison. The Port of Santos handled the largest volume of soy, corn and bran, with 42.163 million tons in 2020, which represents an increase of 2.10% in comparison with 2019. The Port of Barcarena stood out in Brazil’s Northern Arc, with 13.672 million tons exported, 28.10% more than in 2019. China was the largest Brazilian soybean importer in 2020, with 74% of shipments, followed by Spain (4%). Regarding corn, the two main importers were Vietnam and Iran, which accounted for 13% of Brazil’s exports. The largest Brazilian bran importer was Thailand, which received 16% of shipments from Brazil in 2020, followed by Indonesia (13%).

Source: Revista Dinheiro Rural

*Translated by Ia Niani