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The Brazilian-Arab Chamber of Commerce has revealed that Brazilian imports from the Arab world have increased by 18% with a total value of 7.6 billion dollars compared to 2017, with a total value of imports of 6.4 billion US dollars . The total volume of imports reached 17.6 billion kg. Imports of Brazil from the United Arab Emirates increased by 561 million dollars compared to 186 million US dollars last year, with an increase of 200%.
Saudi Arabia exceeded the list of exporters of Saudi Arabia in Brazil in 2018 to US $ 2.3 billion, up 23% from 2017, followed by Egypt with $ 269 million, Kuwait with $ 212 million, Oman with $ 124 million, Bahrain with $ 116 million The total volume of goods from Egypt is 1.14 billion kg, Kuwait 622 million kg , Oman 391 million kg and Bahrain 280 million kg.
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 ongoing efforts of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in promoting trade relations between Brazil and the Arab countries," said Rubens Hanoun, president of the Arab Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. Brazilian. We look forward to the expansion of trade relations between the Arab countries and Brazil, especially as their products continue to spread to new markets in Brazil, thanks to the commitment of both parties to expand opportunities of growth ".