Eucatex President Flavio Maluf Addresses Decreased Export Concerns

The Secretariat of International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply recently released the export results for the month of June. While the results may have shown a decrease of 0.7% compared to the same month last year, Eucatex president Flavio Maluf pointed out that this downward movement was merely a balance of trade of agribusiness, which totaled US $ 8.17 billion (+ 0.7%).

Maluf went on to say that according to the latest surveys of the 2017/2018 harvest, conducted by the Brazilian Supply Company (Conab), soybean production is expected to reach 119 million tons, which is up 4.2% on the previous crop. This is particularly good news given that soy alone accounted for 53.5% of total exports while the next four segments lagged significantly far behind. Those products include: forest products which account for 14.4% of all exports, meat (8.3%), sugar-alcohol complex (7%) and coffee (3.9%). Learn more about Flavio Maluf at