Despite a 48% drop in exports to Serra in January this year, compared to the same month in 2020, production of some municipalities has remained significantly out of the state’s trade agenda. This is the case, for example, of Icapuí, which exported US $ 13.4 million in January. 169.9% increase, using the same basis of comparison.
According to the Ceará em Comx study released by the International Business Center of the Federation of Industries of Serra (FIEC), the performance is primarily driven by sales of fruit products, especially melons and bananas. Last month, fresh state watermelon exports were $ 10.8 million, an increase of 133.10% over the same month of 2020.
Fortaleza also performed positively by 40% over the period, exporting a value of US $ 16.2 million. The main products exported by the capital were iron ores, coconuts and their products, cashew and carnauba wax.
The municipalities of Maracanao and Eusebio, the state’s large industrial centers, also closed the month with growth of 63.7% and 4.3% respectively. In the first, the highlight is the United States, Italy and Lithuania and the leather sector with products of stoppers and caps, whose main buyer was Colombia. The municipality of Eusébio, which exported a sum of US $ 2.8 million, increased sales of carnauba wax, with main destinations as China and Germany.
Despite a 78% decline, exports from the São Gonçalo doorman remain the most relevant on the Serena agenda. US $ 23.7 million was recorded in January
It is 21.7% of the total amount sold by the state.