• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Exports US$ 39 Million in Honey, a 112% Boost. US Buys 64%

Brazilian honey Honey export from Brazil have recorded positive results in the first half this year. From January to June, revenues from exports totaled US$ 38.84 million and the volume shipped was 15,730 tons. The figures represent growth of 112.3% in terms of value and of 92.4% in terms of volume, in comparison with the same period of 2008.

In the first half of 2009, the average price of honey was US$ 2.47 per kilogram. During the period, the lowest price was recorded in the state of Minas Gerais (US$ 2.17 per kilogram) and the best price was charged by the states of Mato Grosso (US$ 2.90 per kilogram) and Ceará (US$ 2,89/Kg).

The United States was the leading buyer of honey from Brazil. The country purchased the equivalent of 64% of product exports (US$ 24.86 million). The second leading target country for Brazilian honey was Germany (US$ 8.16 million). Next came the United Kingdom (US$ 3.15 million) and Canada (US$ 1.31 million).

The figures were culled from a survey conducted by the analyst of the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae), Reginaldo Resende.

The reference used was the Internet-Based Foreign Trade Information Analysis System (Alice-Web), an arm of the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex), which, in turn, is a branch of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade.

According to Reginaldo, the results achieved in the first half this year are atypical. "This boom in the first months of the year is different from what has been verified in the entire history of the sector. Everything leads us to believe that during the period, the market was increasing its inventories of honey. The demand for the Brazilian product was strong, particularly due to drought in Argentina and the disappearance of bees in the United States and Europe," he explains.

Last month, exports totaled US$ 5.137 million and 2,069 tons. The result is higher than recorded in June 2008, with growth of 19.9% in revenues and of 24.5% in shipped volume. In comparison with the month of May, there was a reduction of 35.6%, in value, and of 32.7%, in weight.

Sebrae

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Beating as Usual

Amnesty International tells that police torture to obtain confessions is a routine practice in ...

So Near, Yet So Far

José Serra virtually destroyed Ciro Gomes on television. If he unleashes this force against ...

Priest, Superstar

Padre Marcelo is as far as you can be from a clergy generation that ...

Brazil’s Minister Wants End to Visa for Americans

Brazil’s Minister of Tourism, Walfrido Mares Guia, urged, yesterday, passage of a bill ending ...

Companies in Brazil Double Profits

Brazil's corporations from 21 different business sectors doubled their profits in the five years ...

Half of Brazil’s Corporate Shares Are Bought by Foreigners, Mainly from the EU

Foreign investors were responsible for 45-50% of the transactions effectuated to acquire shares of ...

Brazil’s US$ 4 Bi Buyback of Foreign Debt Can’t Prevent Stocks Fall

Brazilian and Latin American stocks in general dropped, in line with the U.S. market, ...

Speedo Now Means Bike in Brazil

Speedo, a multinational in the sports product area, is going to release a line ...

World Bank Praises Brazil for Anti-Corruption Effort

Daniel Kaufmann, director of Global Programs at the World Bank (IBRD), considers Brazil one ...