Brazil’s Top 10 Major Export Companies

Two of Brazil’s 10 largest export companies are players in the iron and steel industry while two other mammoth Brazilian firms are food processing businesses. Brazil’s largest multinationals that support international trade transactions are financial institutions Banco do Brasil and Banco Bradesco. To give some contextual perspective on recent company performance, the overall value of […]

Ecuador’s Bananas Exports by Country

Blessed with plantations located in the northwestern part of South America, Ecuador is the world’s number one exporter of bananas including plantains. During 2016, Ecuador exported US$2.7 billion worth of bananas delivered to 71 countries worldwide. That dollar amount represents a 31.7% increase since 2012 but a -2.8% downtick from 2015 to 2016. Despite the […]

Bolivia’s Top Trading Partners

Bolivia shipped US$7.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents roughly 0.04% of overall global exports estimated at $16.236 trillion for the prior year 2015. From a continental perspective, $3.4 billion or 47.4% of Bolivian exports by value were delivered to other Latin American (excluding Mexico) or Caribbean countries while […]

Trade Wars: United States Versus Brazil

American and Brazilian exporters and importers exchanged a total of about US$73 billion worth of products, a figure that represents inter-country sales to customers in both nations during 2014. Although United States is the world’s number two exporter with global shipments valued over 7 times higher than those for 24th-place Brazil, that doesn’t mean that […]

Brazil Major Product Supply Advantages

Brazil ran an overall trade deficit of -US$4 billion for 2014. However, Brazil did earn positive trade balances with 156 of the 222 foreign geographic entities with which it exchanges exports and imports. Brazilian exports to exceeded Brazil’s imports from Asian nations by $5.5 billion in 2014. Similarly, Brazil achieved a $5 billion trading surplus […]

Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries

Overall, the average increase in the total value of all South American shipments was 14.5% from 2010 to 2014. Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador posted the highest export increases, while Suriname was the laggard recording a 5.3% value decline over the 5-year period. Fastest-Growing South American Export Countries Listed below in descending order are the fastest-growing […]

Fastest-Growing Venezuelan Export Products

Seven of the 15 fastest-growing Venezuelan export products posted a gain in value exceed 1,000% from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 1,122% for Venezuela’s dairy exports to 252,291% for meat and seafood preparations. Overall, exports from this South American nation rose 5.3% in value over the 5-year period. This international trade metric was weighted […]

Fastest-Growing Brazilian Export Products

Seven of Brazil’s fastest-growing export product categories posted at least triple-digit gains from 2010 to 2014. These range from ships and artwork to tin and vegetables, showcasing the wide diversity of the Brazilian economy. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level, which is better for looking at trends […]