Brazilian November chemical imports fall 8.1% from October

17 December 2012 22:18  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazilian imports of chemical products in November totalled $4bn (€3bn), up 2.1% year on year and down 8.1% month on month, according to information made available on Monday by the country's chemical trade group.

Brazilian imports of intermediates for fertilizers in November decreased by 7.6% year on year reaching $817m, Abiquim said.

Abiquim said Brazilian exports in November decreased 11.3% month on month and 13.1% year on year, it said.

Abiquim's foreign commerce director Denise Naranjo said the decrease of the country's chemical exports as well as the increase of the imports are clear signs that 2012 has been a hard year for the Brazilian chemical industry.

By: Leo Siqueira
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