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