Recife Port receives corn shipments from ArgentinaApr, 30, 2019 Posted by datamarnews
Corn to be used in poultry feed and feed production factories in Pernambuco and Paraíba is being imported from Argentina via the Port of Recife, according to media in the region. Historically, Pernambuco and Paraíba corn supplies are sourced from other states in the Northeast and Midwest of Brazil.
In February, The Port of Recife agreed with Mauricéa Alimentos, Notaro Alimentos, and Guaraves Alimentos to import up to 200,000 tons of corn in 2019. Brazilian flagged Norsul Crateus arrived from Ramallo Port in Argentina on Saturday with the first batch of 32,500 tons of corn. The port plans to receive corn every 60 days, at 32,500 tons per shipment.
The Port of Recife handled 59,942 tons of corn last year. Corn harvests in Brazil’s Bahia, Piauí, Maranhão, and Sergipe regions have suffered a production loss this year, which has forced the poultry sectors to seek an alternative for livestock feed.
Brazilian meatpacker, JBS SA, ordered its first 2019 shipment of corn feed from Argentina for its Santa Catarina meat plant in February, according to DatamarNews.
The following Secex graph shows Brazil’s corn import trend for the last ten years from its neighboring countries:
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