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New highway in clogged-Brazil opens more possibilities for grain exports

Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 21:09 UTC
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A highway, decades in the making, will finally open in Brazil offering a shortcut through the Amazon jungle to north-eastern waterways for the growing corn and soybean trade. The BR-163 highway connecting Mato Grosso state's soy belt to two key river ports will boost grain exports by some 3 million tons next year, offering a bit of relief to congested ports in the southeast, where most shipments originate. Read full article

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  • Brasileiro

    It is stuffy because we have plenty of food to sell. To kill your hunger, English media idiot!

    The Brazil besides being self-sufficient in everything, still have to kill the hunger of the world!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTJ6QkSjTw

    Oct 17th, 2013 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Sao Paulo Sandwich, coke, fries and proveleta......220 rael.....$102.........is everything that expensive brassiela?

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 12:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    What? You have to speak through the mouth, Popeye. For you to be intelligible missing much. Alright. I think I'm asking too much.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Captain poopy, I suggest you travel a bit more when you get your passport and can afford a ticket, which you can't. So yes, it seems Brazil is expensive for you, poor boy. I also suggest you study a map, because brassiela doesn't exist or I guess your government school has failed you. Anyway, A Sao Paulo Mortadella (bigger sandwich even compare to here in the US) fries and with a beer or a guarana (brazilians aren't real coke drinkers, though they real sugar in it and not that cheap crap high fructose corn syrup as they use in the US and Europe), you can get under US$20, which is still to much for you.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    What will it be next week.

    BTW

    Tell me what I was reporting on and from whom?

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 And here is BR-163 http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://g1.globo.com/platb/files/563/2008/11/br163_3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://g1.globo.com/platb/natureza-icv/2008/11/04/br-163-nao-e-prioridade/&h=1365&w=1024&sz=129&tbnid=HvRNds5K6P50NM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=68&zoom=1&usg=__2ZnA2MZll3ITPNBw7TiJiKeR8So=&docid=YIul9WEDte4QkM&sa=X&ei=jyVhUty9KOaY1AWduYDoAg&ved=0CDYQ9QEwAw

    Just like the M1.....NOT!

    Why does Brazil IMPORT machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics to the value of US$238.8 billion?
    @4 Mortadella? Isn't that Italian? Let's see; half a pound of mortadella Italian sausage, Provolone Italian cheese, sourdough bread, (French?) mayonnaise and French Dijon mustard. Don't you have anything “Brazilian”?

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    1 Brasileiro, you'd might be surprised to know neither Cargill or Bunge are Brazilian companies.
    Also Soy is dropping like a rock and may soon become unprofitable at the current exchange rate.
    Rut Ro

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Do they mean that 60 days in total were lost?

    I can not see any ship standing by idle for 60 days whilst waiting for a load, commercial suicide.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    BUNGE is argentinian/brazilian enterprise.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @9 Really? I thought it was Bermudan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunge_Limited

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @10

    Thanks for the information.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    9. Yeah that is what I thought, you are too stupid to know that most of your economy is OWNED by Int'l Companies MAINLY from USA, UK EU.

    retard

    Like most of SA, Brazil couldn't survive in its current state without USA, UK, EU $ and talent.

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    12.
    Only 14% of our economy is in the hands of multinationals. In the U.S. what is the number?

    hahaha ...... I bet that exceeds 30%.

    I hope that your business will continue generating jobs and income in Brazil. If not, others come and take their place.

    I have no doubt. You are a complete idiot!

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    What use is a port, if you can not get your produce to it?

    Duh!!!!

    Oct 18th, 2013 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    My last moment of peace! DOGS!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyUVzu6dwRY&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Prússia!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    13 Brasileiro much like your half-witted Rg alter ego, Toby,you post fantasy with no back up.

    Tell me, what will happen when Soy is around $400/ton in 2014? And The EU preferential import allowance is gone?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @16

    USA and EU are not important for us.

    They should have increased their rates since 1900.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 11:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    17. The bulk of the world's economy is not important to you?

    No human is that stupid.
    Are you a monkey who can type?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Most of our trade is in South America, Asia and Africa.

    Remember, every action brings a reaction. Increasing rates of them will have a reaction for our part.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    So you'd prefer to trade with countries that MUST offer you less for your products than the richest countries in the world?

    Does that make sense to you?

    Do you think the Rial will be over or under 3/1 by eoy 2014?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    We want to negotiate with the world. Not are we going to raise rates. They are!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    They are not raising rates you just have to play by the same rules as other countries of your size.
    What's the problem?

    You didn't answer my Rial question.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The more the dollar appreciates, the more I gain money exporting. What do you think I prefer?

    For the economy in general, I would say 2.50 / 1 is a good number to our competitiveness.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    23. You do realize that the more the Rial depreciates the more inflation you have so it is unsustainable.
    Just look to Venezuela's mess.

    You can not depreciate your way to prosperity.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Remember that our foreign trade (imports / exports) only represents 17% of our GDP. Therefore, the inflation effect is minimal.

    When I say that we are self-sufficient is true!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Well that is odd, by all accounts you export commodities and import finished goods.
    Major exports: Iron ores and concentrates (15%), Petroleum oils, crude (8%), Raw sugar, cane (6%), Soya beans (5%), Poultry (3%)

    Major imports: Cars (6%), Petroleum oils, refined (5%), Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles (4%), Electronic integrated circuits (3%), Medicaments, packaged (2%)

    I wonder how you can be self sufficient with that..

    Do you have any links to back up what you are saying or do you just make it up as you go along?

    Seems very much like I am responding to Brazilian Toby. You don't seem to know much about “your” country at all.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The things that are imported products such as umbrellas, blenders, mixers, machines photograph .......da China! cheap labor! On the day come expensive, we manufacture here.

    Perhaps you are too arrogant thinking that we need you for something!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Brazil Major imports: Cars (6%), Petroleum oils, refined (5%), Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles (4%), Electronic integrated circuits (3%), Medicaments, packaged (2%)

    Don't see anything you listed there...

    I bet you've never been to Brazil
    I have it is filled with lazy, dirty and dangerous people

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You added your accounts, friend.

    Not sum to 100%. These products you quoted comes from Argentina, not the U.S. or the European Union.

    You did not know that we have an automotive agreement with Argentina?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @29 But argieland only assembles parts produced elsewhere? Do you check that cars have 4 wheels outside and 1 inside? Mind you, given your “roads”, does it matter?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I have two cars Argentines. They are very good!

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Two argentine cars?.....isn't that two Pal0mino's and a cart?

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 04:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    31. Rg cars SUCK! They fall apart in less than 3 yrs, they're terribly assembled and are made to very low standards for poor countries.

    Oct 19th, 2013 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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