Brazilian chemicals exports rose 25.3% to US$13.1B in 2010 as imports rose 25.5% to US$33.7B; country's chemical sector trade deficit increased 31.5% to US$20.6B: Brazilian Chemical Industry Assn.

LOS ANGELES , December 15, 2011 () – In comparison to 2009, Brazilian chemicals exports rose 25.3% to US$13.1 billion in 2010 as imports increased 25.5% to US$33.7 billion while sector trade deficit increased 31.5% to US$20.6 billion, the Brazilian Chemical Industry Association reported Dec. 15.

The volume of chemical products exports increased 10% to 13.1 million tons while import volumes totaled 29.4 million tons, up 34.2%.

Chemicals accounted for 18.6% of imported goods and 6.5% of exported goods in 2010.

Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay cumulatively purchased 23% of Brazil’s chemical exports. Brazil’s biggest chemical products supplier was the EU.


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