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Fruit exports from Bahia exceed R$1 billion by November

Fruit shipments from Bahia had surpassed R$ 1 billion by November, marking a 37% increase in revenue compared to the same timeframe in 2022. The data, sourced from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock's foreign trade monitoring system (Agrostat/Mapa) and released by Bahia's Secretariat of Agriculture (Seagri), revealed that Bahian producers exported 170,000 tons of fruit by November of this year. The total financial turnover reached R$ 1.05 billion, based on the current dollar exchange rate.

The volume of fruit exported also saw a 19% increase compared to 2022. Mangoes and grapes were the standout performers, with a value increase of 46% and 45% respectively, and volume growth of 22% and 31%.

Seagri also reported increased shipments of other fruits including pineapple, apricots, figs, guava, papaya, watermelon, lemons, and limes. The primary markets for Bahian fruits remain Europe and the United States, with Bahia stepping in to supply these markets as producers in Peru and Ecuador struggle with extreme heat affecting their crop quality.

Wallison Tum, head of Bahia's Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Irrigation, Fisheries and Aquaculture, emphasised the quality of Bahian fruits, which meet stringent phytosanitary standards, enabling them to access diverse markets.

The Brazilian Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters highlighted ongoing efforts by state and federal governments and sector representatives to open new markets for Brazilian fruits, aiming to diversify export destinations.

In October, a Bahian delegation attended the world's largest fruit growing fair in Spain. Abrafrutas' president, Guilherme Coelho, announced that for the first time, this fair will be held in São Paulo from April 16 to 18, 2024.

Source: Abrafrutas

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