Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cookie raises export industry

The industry of biscuit and masses elevated the export volume in 50% in 2017, to 107,000 tons, reported on Monday (22) the Brazilian Association of industries Biscuits, pasta and breads & Cakes (Abimapi) industrial.
According to the entity, in values, there were 29%, advance to $ $177 million. The Abimapi represents about 100 manufacturers, which account for 80% of the sector.
"We were able to retrieve sales to major markets," he said in a statement the President of the Abimapi, Claudio Zanão. According to him, Brazil came back to export to countries like Angola, Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina.
Yet as the entity, USA, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Chile and Japan are among the main destinations of shipments.
"Our products have reached 75 countries last year and hit new targets especially in Africa and the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Rwanda, Benin, Slovenia and Curaçao", he added.
By category, the ultimate given upgraded from Abimapi shows that, of the total exported by the sector in 2016, the cookies category made $ $74 million, while 39.4 million tonnes recorded volumes shipped.
I've had pasta recipe from $ $10.5 million with exports in 2016 and 8.4 million tons shipped.
Finally, the segment of processed breads and cakes won $ $22.4 million and revenue of 8.5 million tons.
According to Abimapi's balance sheet, the industry moved some R $36 billion in 2016, advancement of 4.3% compared to the previous year. In volumes, however, there was a fall of 2.8% on the same basis of comparison, to 3.4 million tons.
Domestically, sales reached $36.8 billion in 2016 R, while in volumes totaled 3,390,000 tons in the period.
The entity informs that the partnership with the Brazilian Agency of Promotion of exports and investments (Apex-Brazil) is maintained, propelling the sectoral project "Brazilian Biscuits, Pasta and Breads Industrialized & Cakes".
"The last agreement renewed, effective until 2019, provides for the total investment of about R $4.1 million", highlights the entity. "This amount will be invested in 20 promotional, training and competitiveness for export in 12 target countries: Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, USA, Mexico and Portugal in the priority group, and South Africa, Australia, China and Iran as secondary", complements Abimapi.
DCI - 23/01/2018
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