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Peanut sector in natura has positive commercial balance in the accumulated until september

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"Represents a growth of 36.6% in relation to the same period of 2019"

The in Natura peanut sector had a positive result in its commercial balance in January to September this year. Comexstat data show a surplus result of $ 246.7 million. The value represents a growth of 36.6% compared to 2019.

For the Brazilian Association of Chocolates, Peanuts and Bullets Industry (Abicab), which represents 62% of the peanut market, the data show that the trust in the international market in the Brazilian product, which has always stood out for its quality, crisis. "During this atypical year, the coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on the sector, but even with this scenario we have been able to increase our exports," says Ubiracy Fonsêca, president of Abicab.

The result is in accordance with the sector after the end of the harvest of the 2019/2020 crop. In addition, good performance is also due to the growth of the total planted area, which has exceeded 200,000 hectares, according to data from the Agronomic Institute (IAC), of the Government of the State of São Paulo, ensuring demand for demand growing in the country and in its main markets abroad.

As for the processed peanut sector, Comexstat data show a surplus of US $ 6.4 million in the year's accumulated until September. However, compared to the same period of 2019, there was a fall of 26.17% in the trade balance of the sector. '

This text was translated by machine from Brazilian Portuguese.