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Brazil is world's third largest fruit exporter

Brazil currently is, after China and India, the world's largest fruit exporter. Brazilian fruit products are sold in more than 110 countries of all five continents. Over the past year, approximately 711,000 tonnes, worth 657 million U.S. dollars (473.5 million Euro) were exported; 4% more than in 2012. The Netherlands is its number one client. 

On the list of the ten countries that imported the largest volumes of Brazilian fruit, we also find England, Spain, Uruguay, the United States, Germany, Argentina, Portugal, France and Bangladesh. The Arab countries are also showing increasing interest in the agricultural products of the South American country, with their import of Brazilian fruits increasing by 41%.

With 493,000 tonnes in 2013, the Netherlands was the biggest customer. For 2014, fruit exports are expected to increase by another 2%. Brazil also aims to strengthen its position in the U.S., Malaysia, Indonesia and China.

Brazil is mostly shipping well-known fruits, such as apples and cherries, and there is a great demand for watermelons, which are the most exported product, followed by mangoes and bananas. Other important fruits for export are wine grapes and oranges.

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