Soy almost doubles exports of agricultural products from Brazil to China

11 March 2016

Exports of agricultural products from Brazil to China in February nearly doubled to almost US$1 billion or 94.9 percent more than in the same month of 2014, according to official figures released in Brasilia.

The Department of International Relations of Agribusiness of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply reported Brazilian producers had sent to China in the month under review 2.3 billion tons of products, up from 997.5 million tons a year earlier .

Soybeans were the main driver of Brazilian exports to China in February, totalling 1.59 million tonnes or US$555.3 million compared to 492,700 tons US$193.2 million in February 2015.

In second place was cellulose, which increased from US$136.7 million (292,100 tons) to US$166.4 million (372,600 tons), followed by cane and beet sugar rising from US$38 million (121,300 tons) to US$61.7 million (221,600 tons). (macauhub/BR/CN)