Brazil: China is the main importer of Brazilian agricultural products

13 January 2009

Brasilia, Brazil, 13 Jan – In 2008 China rose from third to first place in the list of importers of Brazilian agricultural products, Brazil’s Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said in Brasilia.

In a statement, the ministry said that the export of agricultural products to China rose 70 percent in 2008, and now accounted for 11 percent of the total.

The biggest import by China remained soy, with 77.6 percent of the total.

In 2008, Brazilian exports of agricultural products reached a record total of US$71.9 billion, 23 percent more than in 2007. (macauhub)