23/09/2016 17:06

Global Grain South American 2016.

Paraguay in this event was represented by our managers Unicoop, Unexpa and Cooperatives of the productive sector.

Unexpa S.A. is a trading company with a strategic alliance between leaders companies in agribusiness and cooperatives in Paraguay. Foreign trade and logistic, grains exports and fertilizers imports, in bulk or containers, new markets develops are the focus of the company.  http://www.unexpa.com/


The grains and oilseeds market in South America is changing

South American agricultural market accounts for approximately 10% of the world's agricultural product export.

With such big players as Brazil, the leading investor in agriculture research and development, as well as Argentina, one of the most prominent export-oriented soybean and cereal producers, South America has got significant agricultural potential.

However, with the impact of El Niño and the weakness of Brazil's real, the industry is facing a lot of challenges that will need to be overcome in the coming year.

In order to succeed in such tough market conditions, you need to have the most up-to-date information and strengthen your relationships with your clients.

Luckily, Global Grain South America 2016 will be there to make it happen.

South American macro reports produced by AgFlow

AgFlow is making its third release of South American exports from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay vessels that sailed between January and June 2016. This is the first "Macro Report” which has been built compiling data from Alphamar and NABSA.

Exports from South America

One set of reports for maize, soybeans, soymeal and soyoil are standard export reports by month to destinations categorized by geographic areas. AgFlow has benched-marked the exports against customs data and other shipping line-ups to determine that coverage is statistically good to very good.




Brazilian exports of soybeans for the first half of 2016 are running at 40.4 mln tons vs only 32.4 mln for the same time one year ago.


The lower than average Argentine soybean production has started to impact January -June exports which are at 8.6 mln tons vs 9.2 mln tons last year.


In total, South American soybean exports for the first half of 2016 are running 4.4 mln tons more than last year at a total of 49.1 mln tons. Of the total, 36.2 mln tons, or 65%, were destined to China - up 1.5 mln tons from last year.




The change in the Argentine presidency in December was followed by an easing of export taxes which encouraged the Argentine crushers to increase export supply.


Argentine/ Paraguayan exports, at 16.5 mln tons first half of 2016, are up almost 4 mln tons in 2015 for the same period.


Total South American soymeal xports 24.1 mln tons for the first six months of 2016 compared to 19.8 mln tons one year ago.




South American maize exports are 19.3 mln tons January - June 2016 compared to 12.4 last year.


Estimated Arrivals reports - South America

The second set of reports is “Estimated Arrivals” by destination broken down into first half and second half of each month.

These reports have been created by applying a matrix of sailing days from South American ports to major ports of importing countries. The objective of this report is to provide an indication of the magnitudes of tonnage by arrival / import periods.