Brazil Exporter Guide 2010

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This report provides information on Brazilian market and import procedures for food and beverage products. Although, the Brazilian importer is the key player during this process, it is crucial for U.S. exporters to understand the different steps in order to help make the process run more efficiently.

According to the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX), in 2009 Brazil imported US$ 2.6 billion of consumer-oriented products, an increase of 3 percent compared to 2008. Argentina and Chile made up 33 percent and 8 percent of this total, respectively. The United States ranked as the third largest exporter, accounting for US$ 179.5 million, which represented almost 7 percent of total imported value.

In 2009, the total food and beverage market in Brazil was valued at US$ 173 billion. Analysts estimate that in 2010, the sector will increase 5.3 percent in volume. In the next five years, growth estimates are of 4.0 to 4.5 percent per year.

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