According to Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), the exports of manufactured products grew 8% between 2015 and 2016. The country has also increased the exports of technology, as well as of the semi-manufactured goods, which are also processed in some way, by 9.5% compared to 2015.
This suggests that exporting has guaranteed profitability, despite the difficulties Brazilian economy has faced lately. This growth motivated the logistics sector as well.
According to the MDIC, main exports volume were raw sugar (+ 24.5%), fruit pulps (+ 12.6%), airplanes (+ 15.3%), passenger cars +44,3%) and aluminum oxides/hydroxides (+ 5.7%). Brazilian exports rose from 638 million tonnes in 2015 to 645 million tonnes last year – an increase of 1.10%. In the case of raw sugar, cellulose, aluminum oxides/hydroxides and non-frozen orange juice, the exported volume broke records. “The numbers are encouraging, since 2017 should be a year of re-warming in all sectors and markets. It shows that the logistics sector has been able to grow, despite all the challenges and economic difficulties of the past year “, emphasizes the National Sales Manager of DC Logistics Brasil, Jailson Souza.