The Brazilian port of Santos is the largest outlet for corn produced in the country’s Mato Grosso state. On the 1.56 million
tonnes exported in the first half of 2010, 48% went through Santos, which handled 756,000 tonnes. Significantly, this figure is 60% lower than for the same period last year, when the port handled 900,000 tonnes. The port of Vitória is in second place, having handled 386,000 tonnes, followed by the ports of Manaus and Paranaguá, which handled a combined 372,000 tonnes.
Other Brazilian ports handled the rump of 50,000 tonnes.
In total, exports of grain from Mato Grosso were down by 6% for the half year.
Barry Cross