Sunday, June 17, 2007

More to Brazil than the carnival

"Agribusiness exports to the Arab countries generated US$ 1.75 billion between January and May this year, an increase of 37.3% when compared to the same period in 2006. Total sector sales, which reached US$ 21.7 billion, grew 26.8% in the period. The figures were supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.

The main products shipped between January and May were chicken meat and cattle beef, with growth of 53% in the value of exports, sugar, with expansion of 20%, the soy complex, especially grain, up 5.7%, forestry products, mainly plywood and sawed wood, which grew 44.5%, and coffee, which rose 88.2%."

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