NEWS IN ENGLISH – Brazil’s agrobusiness sector has record exports

11/01/2012 10:44

Danilo Macedo       Reporter Agência Brasil

Brasília – The Brazilian farm sector exported $94.59 billion worth of produce in 2011, an increase of 24% over 2010 sector exports ($76.4 billion).

The main importers of Brazilian produce were the European Union, China, the United States, Russia and Japan. They mostly imported soy, ethanol or sugar, and meats.

Brazil imported $17.08 billion in farm produce. Thus, the sector surplus was $77.51 billion, almost three times the total trade surplus of $29.8 billion.

Allen Bennett – translator/editor The News in English

Link - Com US$ 94,6 bilhões em exportações, agronegócio tem melhor resultado desde 1997