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Brazilian fashion exports decline, coffee to Arabs grow

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Staff writer ▼ | April 11, 2014
Foreign sales were down 7% from 2009 to 2013, from $162 million to $150 mn, according to the Rio de Janeiro State Industry Federation. Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries grew 26% from January to March this year over the same period last year.
Brazilian fashion
Brazilian fashionForeign sales were down 7% from 2009 to 2013, from $162 million to $150 mn, according to the Rio de Janeiro State Industry Federation. Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries grew 26% from January to March this year over the same period last year.


Brazilian fashion exports were down 7% in the past five years, from $162 million in 2009 to $150 million last year. The decline was seen in both of the leading exporting states: S?o Paulo fashion exports grossed $48 million in 2013, down 16% from 2009, and Santa Catarina exports fetched $44 million, down 14%.

Fashion exports from Rio de Janeiro, however, were up 17% to $22 million in 2013, and accounted for 15% of the national total. Rio was Brazil's third leading exporter of fashion products.

The figures were released by the International Business Centre of the Federation of Industry of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan), during Fashion Rio.

Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries grew 26% from January to March this year over the same period last year. In the first three months of 2013, shipped volume was 328,100 60-kilo bags and in the same months this year, a total of 414,400 bags were shipped to the region, according to information released by the Brazilian Coffee Exporter Council (Cecafé).

The Arab nations' share in total coffee exports from Brazil was 4% in the first three months last year and it moved on to 5% in the same period in 2014. Revenue from sales, however, dropped in the same comparison, from $55 million to $50 million. Individually, none of the Arab countries features among the top 10 Brazilian coffee buyers.

Brazilian coffee exports, as a whole, grew 13.92% in the first three months this year over the same months in 2013, from 7.3 million bags to 8.3 million bags. The biggest buyer was the United States, followed by Germany and Italy.


 

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