Minas Gerais state increases exports to ArabsStaff writer ▼ | February 21, 2015
Minas Gerais state started to export to four new Arab countries in January, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia and Mauritania, with beef, sugars and iron ore among the products sold.
Brazilian trade Central Exportaminas
To ANBA, the assistant secretary for the Minas Gerais State Bureau of Economic Development, Rogério Bellini, said that he credits these sales to the four countries to the search for new partners done by the countries themselves and for the search made by the Brazilian producers for new clients.
He pointed out, however, that these purchases are small ones and that it's still early to confirm if they will become large importers of Minas Gerais products.
According to data from Central Exportaminas, a unit within the Minas Gerais State Bureau of Economic Development, Palestine imported $388,200 of beef. Sales to Sudan grossed $380,900 in poultry and confectionery products. Mauritania imported $115,600 of poultry.
Shipments of poultry and sugars to Somalia accounted for $42,300. Other countries that started to import from Minas Gerais in January but aren't Arab countries: Congo, Senegal, British Virgin Islands, Gabon, Martinique, Armenia, Seychelles, Aruba, Monaco, Bermuda, Hungary, Namibia and Zimbabwe. ■