In January / 21, the volume exported by Brazil was 3.78 thousand tons, down 15% in relation to December / 20 and 10% compared to January / 20, according to data from the Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex). It is worth mentioning that shipments in January and December of last year were records, in quantity shipped, for these months.
The logistical restrictions, it is worth remembering, occur as a measure to combat the expansion of the new coronavirus variant identified in Brazil. Thus, there were limitations and / or stoppages of commercial flights to Holland, Spain and Portugal, for example – countries that, together, bought almost half of the total volume of papaya exported in 2020.
Last month, according to Secex, the main exporting states were: Espírito Santo, responsible for sending 49% of the total volume, Rio Grande do Norte, with 18%, and Bahia, with 15% – dynamics similar to that of the year past, with the exception of RN's participation, which was slightly higher.
Agents consulted by Hortifruti / Cepea reported that, until these restrictions remain active, Brazilian papaya exports may be impacted. In Spain and Portugal, for example, control measures were extended until the beginning of March, according to news agencies.