Tank and Reefer

Reefer and tank container exports rise in first quarter

May, 14, 2020 Posted by Andrew Lorimer

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Information from Datamar’s flagship product DataLiner shows that Brazilian exports in reefer containers in the first quarter of 2020 grew 6.8% compared to the same period in 2019, driven mainly by an increase in exports of animal protein. Pork exports rose an amazing 43.34% while chicken exports increased 6.64%. Beef exports fell 5.86% although March figures show growth of 2.22% compared to March 2019.

Argentina and Uruguay also saw reefer container exports rise in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, up 4.7%.

The graph below shows reefer exports from Brazil and the Plate region:


Source: DataLiner

Exports of tank containers grew even more in the same comparison, up 11.3% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. The main driver was a 7% increase in exports of edible fats and oils, associated to the devalued Brazilian currency.

In the Plate, exports in tank containers fell 6.2% in the same comparison.

Check out below the exports of tank containers from Brazil and the Plate:


Source: DataLiner

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