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Exports grow 21.1% for cooperatives

Brasilia(March 13) -In thefirst two months of2012, exports of cooperativesgrew by21.1% over the sameperiod last year, reaching atotal of $764.1 million. It wasthe highest resultrecorded forthe first twomonths of the year.

In imports, a drop of 0.2% - from $ 35.11 million in January and February 2011, to $ 35.06 million in the first quarter of 2012. Thus, the trade balance reached a surplus of cooperatives record $ 729 million.

The result exceeds 22.4% in the trade balance of the first two months of 2011 (U.S. $ 595.6 million). The trade flow of cooperatives in the first quarter of 2012 was also a record. The sum of imports and exports reached U.S. $ 799 million expansion of 20% compared to 2011.

Exports

In January and February 2012, 99 cooperatives Brazilian exports performed. Among the main products stand out in agribusiness: sugar (with sales of $ 125.5 million, representing 16.4% of total), coffee beans (U.S. $ 119.4 million, 15.6%) ; soybean meal ($ 91.7 million, 12.0%); pieces and edible offal of chicken ($ 87.6 million, 11.5%) and soybeans ($ 64.6 million, 8.5%).

During the period, sales grew milled rice, not Parboiled, polished or burnished (7004%: from $ 34.0000 to $ 2.4 million), cotton ginned (884%: $ 2.7 million to $ 26.9 million), maize sowing (875.6%, from $ 298,100 to $ 2.9 million), frozen orange juice (680.1% from U.S. $ 1.3 million to $ 10 million) and tin unwrought, not alloyed (456.5%, from $ 732,600 to $ 4.1 million).

Foreign sales of cooperatives reached, January-February 2012, 105 countries. The major in sales volume were the United States (U.S. $ 89.1 million, representing 11.7% of total), China ($ 86.8 million, 11.4%), Germany (U.S. $ 51.2 million, 6.7%), the Netherlands (U.S. $ 47.1 million, 6.2%) and Spain (U.S. $ 39.8 million, 5.2%).

In the first two months of 2012, the 27 states, 16 underwent exports through cooperatives. The Paraná was the one with greater value, U.S. $ 252.6 million, representing 33.1% of the total. Next are: Sao Paulo (U.S. $ 164.9 million, 21.6%), Minas Gerais (U.S. $ 127.1 million, 16.6%), Santa Catarina (U.S. $ 76.6 million, 10%); and Rio Grande do Sul (U.S. $ 64.8 million, 8.5%).

Mato Grosso do Sul was the state that experienced the largest growth in foreign sales in the period (3024%: from $ 618,100 to $ 19.3 million), followed by Rondônia (445.6%, from $ 784 , 6000 to $ 4.3 million), Mato Grosso (296.7% from U.S. $ 9.4 million to $ 37.4 million), Tocantins (111%: $ 4 million to $ 8 , 4 million) and Santa Catarina (107.8%, from $ 36.8 million to $ 76.6 million).

Imports

Fifty cooperatives made imports in January and February this year. Most have activities related to the agricultural sector and carries out foreign purchases of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and rações.Os main products imported by the cooperatives in the period were the urea (purchases of $ 8.5 million, representing 24.4% of total ), and the machinery for meat processing ($ 5.6 million, 15.9%), the potassium chloride (U.S. $ 2.6 million, 7.3%), the dihydrogenorthophosphate ammonium orthophosphate (U.S. $ 1.9 million, 5.4%) and soybean meal ($ 1.5 million, 4.2%).

In the first two months of the year, there were significant increases in purchases of rice ("cargo" or brown), peeled, parboiled not (328.2% from U.S. $ 52,200 to $ 223,500), other common beans, black, dried beans (200.3%: from $ 431,600 to $ 1.3 million), machinery for meat processing (184.3% from U.S. $ 2.0 million to $ 5.6 million), and ammonium sulfate (160.0%, from U.S. $ 487.0 thousand to $ 1.3 million).

Foreign purchases of cooperatives, in January and February were originating from 31 countries. Worth mentioning Japan (purchases of $ 4.3 million, representing 12.3% of total), Ukraine ($ 4 million, 11.5%), the United States (U.S. $ 4 million, 11.5% ), in addition to Belarus (U.S. $ 3.7 million, 10.6%) and Spain ($ 2.9 million, 8.2%).

The main countries of origin of imports, with the highest sales growth for the cooperatives were Japan (27216.3%: from $ 15,700 to $ 4.3 million), Austria (7352.3 %: from $ 4700 to U.S. $ 347.0 thousand), Italy (1520.5%: from $ 94,900 to $ 1.5 million) and Spain (875.2%: from $ 295,900 to $ 2.9 million).

The Paraná was the state with the highest value of imports through cooperatives (U.S. $ 17.8 million, representing 50.7% of total), followed by Santa Catarina (U.S. $ 6.6 million, 18.9%), Goiás (U.S. $ 3.6 million, 10.4%), Mato Grosso (U.S. $ 2.9 million, 8.3%) and Rio Grande do Sul (U.S. $ 2.1 million, 5.9%).