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Shippers, cargo and business

Brazil’s chemical product exports fell 15% year-on-year in September to US$984m. Imports also dropped in the month year-on-year by 0.5% to US$3.3bn. Exports and imports increased in volume terms over the same period comparison -exports by 4% to 12.1m tons, and imports by 11.5% to 27.6m tons.Brazilian coffee exports totaled 2.5m sacks in September, down 21.5% year-on-year. According to the Cecafé, exports would have reached 3m sacks had it not been for the customs strike at Santos. Exports for the month generated US$410m in revenues -18% lower than the same month last year. The average price per sack was 4.5% higher, however, at US$164.59.By Saturday October 15, German manufacturer BMW had exported just over 5,000 vehicles via the Port of Paranaguá in less than four months. On this day alone, over 600 vehicles were shippedto the United States. The company is expected to export around 2,000 cars in 2016 through the same port.

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