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Brazil Puts a Foot in Milk Export Doorway

07 May 2008

BRAZIL - Brazilian milk exports have always shown a small and undeveloped representation of the total milk production, averaging just five per cent. However, with the recent turmoil in major exporting countries such as Australia and New Zealand, Brazilian exporters have seized the opportunity to take advantage of the left over demand.

According to market analysts, Scot Consultoria, the country left the importer position – registering a deficit up to US$350 million in 2000, for example – to present a balance of more than US$40 million with the shipping, only in three months (January to March 2008). See table 1.

Year Exports Imports Balance
2000 13.36 373.10 -359.74
2001 25.03 178.60 -153.57
2002 40.24 247.21 -206.96
2003 48.51 112.29 -63.78
2004 95.38 83.92 11.46
2005 130.09 121.19 8.90
2006 138.50 154.64 -16.14
2007 273.25 150.77 -122.48
2008* 90.07 46.28 43.79
Source: MDIC, elaborated by Scott Consultoria * 2008 - untill March

The accumulated, in revenue, with exports in 2008 (more than US$90 million) is almost the whole receipt of 2004, the first year that Brazil’s exports were higher than imports.

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