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The Brazilian-Arab Chamber of Commerce has revealed that Brazilian imports from the Arab world have grown by 18%, with a total value of US $ 7.6 billion compared to 2017. The total value of imports was US $ 6.4 billion, with a total volume of imported goods of about 17.6 billion kg.
The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce said in a Sunday report that Brazilian imports from the United Arab Emirates grew significantly by $ 561 million compared to $ 186 million last year, an increase of 200%.
Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list of major exporters in Brazil in 2018 to $ 2.3 billion, up 23% over 2017, followed by Egypt with $ 269 million, Kuwait with $ 212. million, Oman with $ 124 million and Bahrain with $ 116 million in 2018. The volume of goods from Egypt amounted to 1.14 billion kilos, from Kuwait to 622 million kilos, from the Sultanate of # 39; Oman to 391 million kilometers, and from Bahrain to 280 million.
The main products exported to Brazil from the Arab countries include fuels, inorganic oils, bituminous materials and mineral waxes, fertilizers, plastics, salt and sulfur, building materials, plasters, lime, cement and organic chemicals, fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, vegetables and fruit Nuts, as well as glass and glass.
"The 2018 statistics reflect the importance of the continuous efforts of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in promoting trade relations between Brazil and Arab countries," said Rubenshonon, president of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. "We look forward to the expansion of trade relations between Arab countries and Brazil, It continues to spread to new markets in Brazil thanks to the commitment of both parties to expand growth opportunities".