Brazil’s trade flow with Arab countries reaches $2.56 billion Filed on March 17, 2021
Rubens Hannun, president, Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. — Supplied photo

Brazil’s trade performance in the first two months this year showed the strength of trade relations between Brazil and the Arab region.

Brazil’s trade balance with Arab countries recorded an increase of 12.5 per cent in January and February 2021 compared to its performance from the same months a year ago, posting a total value of $2.56 billion. The latest figures were released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), which highlighted that the surplus results maintained a positive performance.

In the first two months this year, the Brazilian exports to Arab countries reached $1.78 billion, up by 12.69 per cent from 2020.

Rubens Hannun, president, Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, said: “Brazil’s trade performance in the first two months this year showed the strength of trade relations between Brazil and the Arab region. It further reflects an upward trend amid intensified efforts toward economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, as vaccination and strong precautionary measures continue to advance in these markets.”

“The ongoing revitalisation provides a new drive for Brazil and the Arab nations to continue the diversification of trade products to benefit the supply chain inputs and intermediate goods as well as the higher value-added finished products. We are confident that the trade exchange between these markets will continue to deliver greater results with the support of ABCC in engaging Brazil and Arab countries to explore other areas that will further expand the existing trade alliance,” said Hannun.

The Arab region remains the third largest destination of goods and products for the South American country, next to China and the United States. During the period, Brazilian exports to Saudi Arabia are valued at $296.87 million; Egypt, $288.69 million; and the UAE at $204.81 million. The topmost exported products in the Arab countries include iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites; fresh, chilled, or frozen poultry; cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose; corn; and beef products. The value of imported goods from Arab countries to Brazil has reached $777.69 million during the same period while leading goods imported from the region include fertilisers, mineral fuels, mineral oils, plastics, and aluminum. The Arab countries were the 6th main supplier for Brazilian imports.


Staff Reporter

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