Brazilian iron ore exports increased by 18.5% in September compared to the same period last year, to 37.86 million tons, after Vale increased the pace of production. The volume shipped last month is the biggest since December 2015, when Brazil exported a monthly record of 39.5 million tons, according to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services.
Brazilian exports of chicken, pork, and beef continue to be in high demand in 2020, according to data from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) and the Brazilian Meat Packers Association (ABRAFRIGO). In September, however, while exports of beef and pork registered a positive performance in relation to the same month of 2019, chicken exports fell 2.3%.
Chile's overseas trade reached almost US$ 93,5 billion, between January and September this year, an 11% drop year on year, the president Sebastián Piñera government announced on Thursday.
The labor union representing Argentine grains port workers said it would stage a 24-hour walk-off from midnight after failing to strike a deal on a collective work agreement with the business chamber that represents private port owners.
The port of Rio Grande in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul is shipping 4,000 head of cattle for Lebanon and 22,000 destined for Turkey, totaling 26,000 animals to be exported.
Chile posted a trade surplus of US$ 904 million in August, the central bank said on Monday, with a drop in levels versus a year earlier of both exports and imports for the month.
Brazil expressed its disenchantment with the Argentine policy of delaying the approval of the so-called nonautomatic import licenses which has seen millions of dollars in sales held at the border. This situation has been increasing in recent months, in what is considered a breach of bilateral accords in the framework of Mercosur agreements, and the World Trade Organization, WTO, rules.
The Paraguayan Chamber of Cereals and Oilseed exporters and traders, Capeco reported that the country's exports fell by 42.2% in July, with 267,949 tons, compared to 464,005 tons shipped in the previous month. This represents a drop of about 196,056 tons month-on-month.
Data released on Monday by Brazil' Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) indicates that corn exports reached 2 million tons in the first week of August and exceeded soybean shipments in this period.
Brazilian beef exports including fresh and processed products reached a monthly record of 194,093 tons during July, up 17% from the same month a year ago, according to the Brazilian Slaughterhouse Association (Abrafrigo).