Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Brazil
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Grains, oilseeds
Date
01/03/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Transport infrastructure
Description
Published data on the volume of soybeans and maize shipped through the country’s northern export corridors, showing a year-on-year increase of 80 percent (or 51.2 million tonnes) for 2017.
Notes
According to data published by Brazil’s national agency for waterway transportation, ANTAQ, the volume of soybeans and maize shipped through the country’s northern export corridors (known as ‘Arco Norte’) reached 51.2 million tonnes in 2017 – posting a year-on-year increase of 80 percent. Growing reliance of Centre-West grain-producing states on barge terminals in the Amazon Basin and seaports along the country’s Northern coast is said to go hand in hand with a decongestion in the country’s traditional southbound routes. Reportedly, last year, the Arco Norte accounted for 41 percent of Brazil’s combined soybean and maize shipments – compared to only 23 percent in 2010. After heavy industry investments, about 60 percent of Arco Norte’s total shipping capacity is reported to be in the hands of private companies. (See also MPPU June, July, Aug. Sep. Oct. Dec.’17 & Jan.’18)