There has been a sharp decrease in the amount of agribulk exported by ports in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, with total exports down by around 30.7% over the first seven months. During this period, traffic amounting to 4.18mt (million tonnes) has been shipped.
Wheat exports of 571,032 tonnes were 27% lower than the same period in 2013 and 60% down on 2012. Corn has been similarly affected. The 673,304 tonnes exported compares with 1.95mt in the corresponding 2013 period.
Barley, which in previous years had helped offset the loss of other grains, was also down, to 770,790 tonnes, which was a drop of 29%. Malt (–17%), sunflower oil (–23%) and soya pellets (–42%) also posted negative figures. Only soya, which amounted to 1.78mt, showed growth, of 27%.