Printing industry exports up 6%

29 de julho de 2016

São Paulo – Exports by the Brazilian printing industry totaled USD 78.3 million in this year’s second quarter, an increase of 6% over the previous three months. In comparison to 2015’s Q2, exports climbed 14%.

The Arab country Jordan was the highlight as an importer in the sector of printed cards, according to a report released this Friday (29) by the Brazilian Printing Industry Association (Abigraf) based on data provided by the Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC).

With the results, the sector registered a surplus of USD 21.8 million from April to June, since imports, which totaled USD 56.5 million, declined 7%. The surplus in the period was 68% higher than the previous three months. In volume, the sector exported 31,600 tons of products.

The leading buyers were the United States, Peru and Paraguay and, together, they registered purchases of USD 29.3 million. The category that carries the greatest weight within the sector is of packaging, which accounted for USD 27.6 million in exports by the Brazilian printing industry in Q2.

The second leading category within the sector regarding exports is of printed cards. It grossed USD 26.4 million for the sector in exports. Jordan is the top buyer, followed by Bolivia and Chile. The third leading category of the printing industry regarding exports is notebooks, with revenues of USD 10.1 million in the second quarter.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani