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Northeast Brazil leads nation's fruit exports

According to a survey, carried out by the Brazilian Association of Fruit Exporters, the Brazilian states responsible for forwarding the largest quantities of fruit to the foreign market are in the Northeast region. Pernambuco, Bahia, Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte are the states that most sent fruit abroad. There were 780 million dollars in exports from the fruit segment in 2021.

Pernambuco has consolidated itself as the largest fruit exporter in the country, mainly due to the city of Petrolina, which is a national reference in fruit growing. The city, which is in the region known as Vale do São Francisco, is a major producer of grapes, guavas and mangoes. Last year alone , revenue of US$ 244 million was recorded in fruit exports in the state.

Bahia is the second largest producer and exporter in Brazil and, in 2021, US$ 191 million were raised in fruit sales for foreign trade. The state is a national agricultural hub in the cultivation and shipment of mangoes, mainly to Europe and the United States.

Ceará, on the other hand, had an increase in foreign sales, going from fifth place in 2020 to third in 2021, when it had revenues of US$ 178 million from the sale of melons, mangoes, watermelons, among other fruits to destinations such as the United States, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The fourth position goes to Rio Grande do Norte, which collected US$ 167 million in exports in 2021, especially melon, as the state is the largest national producer and exporter of the fruit.


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