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Brazil:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 205,716,890 (July 2012 est.)

                                                  i.    Agricultural Population – 20.46 million  

                                                 ii.    Total labour force – 102 million

b.    GDP: $2.518 trillion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 2.8% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $11,600 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

§  agriculture: 10%

§  industry: 27%

§  services: 63%

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 19% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 6.1% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, lumber, iron ore, tin, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, other machinery and equipment

i.      Industrial production growth rate: 4% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $250.8 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, cocoa, autos

c.    Total Import: $219.6 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery, electrical and transport equipment, chemical products, oil, automotive parts, electronics

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: mostly tropical, but temperate in south

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 264,500,000 ha

c.    Land Use:

·         Arable land: 61.20 million ha (2009)

·         Permanent crops: 7.30 million ha

·         Pasture: 522 million ha

·         Irrigated land: etc.

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: wheat, cereals, rice, green coffee, cocoa bean.

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 

  Ø  Estimated Jute Bags Requirements for Packaging:

Commodity

Production in 2010 (million MT)

Size of the Food Grade Bag (kg)

Required Number of Jute Bag (million)

Sugar

40

50

800

Green Coffee

3

60

50

Cocoa beans

0.233

50

4.6  

Green/Sustainable Coffee: at present, more than 8% of global raw coffee exports are certified and U.S. imports 16% of certified coffee. Reportedly, More than US$ 1 billion market value of organic coffee imported into North America in 2008.

The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA™) is actively working on green coffee production in Brazil.

Ref: http://www.ico.org/sustaininit.asp http://dgiovannucci.net/images/cosa-recognizes.jpg

Ø  Anti-dumping duty of jute products: Brazilian government imposed anti-dumping duty on import of jute bags from India and Bangladesh in September 1992 for a period of five years at 24.8% on jute bags made of jute yarn and 56% on jute bags. No sooner the period expired, Brazil decided to re-impose anti-dumping duty at 38.9% for all jute bags imported from India into Brazil for another five years, despite requests by India against it. Jute Manufacturers Development Council (JMDC), India contested the duty imposed by Brazil. Consequently, Brazilian authorities withdrew the duty. On September 2, 2010, Brazil decided to extend the antidumping duties in force against imports from Bangladesh and India of jute bag classified under the code 6305.10.00 of Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM). Brazil imposed the duty, which is equivalent to 16 U.S. cents for every kg of jute yarn shipped by Bangladeshi exporters in August 2008 for a five-year period ending 2013.

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

a.    CO2 emissions (mt/capita): 2.1  

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

                         i.        Production of raw jute in Brazil from 2001-2010 (in tonnes):

2001

1,308

2002

1,459

2003

1,485

2004

2,326

2005

5,936

2006

6,052

2007

6,362

2008

804

2009

802

2010

934

 

 

                         ii.        Raw Jute Export from Brazil in 2001 – 2010 (in tonnes):

2001

0

2002

5

2003

2

2004

1

2005

0

2006

0

2007

3

2008

0

2009

4

2010

-

 

 

                         iii.        Raw Jute Export from Brazil in 2001 – 2010 (in ‘000 USD):

2001

1

2002

7

2003

3

2004

5

2005

0

2006

2

2007

9

2008

0

2009

15

2010

-

 

 

                         iv.        Raw Jute Import by Brazil in 2001 – 2010 (in tonnes):

2001

11,013

2002

3,977

2003

13,906

2004

1,943

2005

191

2006

2,127

2007

174

2008

15,908

2009

1,777

2010

-

 

 

                         v.        Raw Jute Import by Brazil in 2001 – 2010 (in ‘000 USD):

2001

4,201

2002

1,478

2003

4,223

2004

657

2005

56

2006

1,079

2007

59

2008

9,311

2009

1,210

2010

-

 

 

                        vi.        Domestic Supply of Jute of Brazil in 2002-2007 (in tonnes):

 

2002

5,431

2003

15,389

2004

4,268

2005

6,127

2006

8,179

2007

6,533

 

 

                         vii.        Export of Raw or Processed Jute and Other Textile Fibres (5303) from Brazil (in ‘000 USD):

 

Importers

2007

2009

2010

2011

World

9

15

0

5

Paraguay

0

0

0

5

Angola

1

2

0

0

Mozambique

8

12

0

0

 

            viii.     Export of Yarn of Jute and Other Textile Fibres (5307) from Brazil (in ‘000 USD):

 

Importers

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

4

8

2

16

34

Nicaragua

0

0

0

13

30

Peru

0

0

0

0

3

Norway

0

0

0

2

0

Paraguay

1

6

0

0

0

Spain

2

2

2

0

0

Venezuela

1

0

0

0

0

 

 

                         ix.        Import of Yarn of Jute and Other Textile Fibres (5307) by Brazil (in ‘000 USD):

 

Exporters

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

3,380

4,514

2,583

4,375

9,151

Bangladesh

1,618

3,031

392

3,099

7,372

India

1,620

1,432

2,191

1,276

1,761

Spain

0

0

0

0

17

Belgium

142

30

0

0

0

China

0

12

0

0

0

France

0

9

0

0

0

 

 

                         x.    Import of Raw or Processed Jute and Other Textile Fibres (5303) by Brazil (in ‘000 USD):

 

Exporters

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

59

9,311

1,210

7,221

7,804

Bangladesh

59

9,311

1,209

7,221

7,802

China

0

0

0

0

2

India

0

0

1

0

0

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 
  • Brazil is the leading producer of sugarcane in the world.

  • Mixed plastic household waste and bagasse producing bio-composites can be used on walls, furniture or automotive panels.

  • Brazil produces bio fuels from sugarcane. Kenaf can be used for the same purpose. As for instance, Bio-Dynamic Group Limited (or Bio-Dynamic Group) and Shanghai Zhongwei Biochemistry Co., Ltd. is developing a plant with a production capacity of over 10,000 t/a for the production and sales of cellulosic-based fuel ethanol made from kenaf in China.

  • Bio-plastics in Brazil: For 2015, large-scale units are expected to produce bioplastics in Brazil, such as Braskem bio-based polyethylene also called “Green Polyethylene” (200,000 MT per year) and Solvay bio-based PVC (120,000 MT per year).

 
     
 

 
     
 

 
     
     
  Associate Members:  
     
 

                 i.    Merx Comercio Internacional Ltda.

               Contact person: Mr. Edison Furlani

                       Managing Director

Av. Brig. Faria Lima 1478 Cj. 810, CEP 01451-001

São Paulo/SP, Brazil

Tel: (+55 11) 3816.4211, Fax: (+55 11) 3816.4816

Email: merx@merx.com.br, web: http://www.merx.com.br/ 

 

Activity: Since 1989, MERX has been the main supplier of raw jute to the Brazilian industry of jute bags destined to the re-export of Brazilian main commodities, like coffee, sugar, cocoa, etc. In last 20 years, it has sold more than USD 50 million corresponding to more than 200,000 metric tons of jute bags.

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

i.      Mr. LUCIO PINHEIRO (General Manager)

      LC INTERNATIONAL

     AV DESEMBARGADOR LEITE ALBUQUERQUE, FORTALEZA, CEARA, Brazil-60150-150

     Telephone:  55-85-32640132, Fax:  55-85-32640143

 

ii.      Edson Melchiori

      US Sales Director - Director/CEO/General Manager

       SACARIA IMPERIAL

      RUA JANDA 35, VARGEN GRANDE DO SUL SAO PAULO-13880

      Brazil

      Tel: 55-19-3641 4555914 3165474(mobile), Fax: 55-19-3641 4555

      Web: http://www.sacariaimperial.com.br/index.asp?t=Empresa

 

iii.    Brazilian Association of Producers of Artificial and Synthetic Fibers (ABRAFAS)

     Av Brig Faria Lima, 1571, 14 º andar 01451-918 São Paulo, SP

     Tel: (55-11) 3814-6133, Fax: (55-11) 3814-6240

     Email: abrafas@abrafas.org.br, web: www.abrafas.org.br

 

iv.      Research Institutions:

BrazilianFibres

Edístio Pondé St,. Conj. Albano Franco Building, FIEB - Stiep, Zip code: 41.770-395, Salvador - Bahia - Brasil

Tel. +55 71 3343-1255 | +55 71 3241-7499 | info@brazilianfibres.com.br | www.brazilianfibres.com.br

 

BrazilianPlastics

Email: info@brazilianplastics.com

Web: http://www.brazilianplastics.com/

 

v.      Manufacturers of Natural fibre composite:

 

Company: Composite Brazil

Estrada do Goya, s/n Itinga – Lauro de Freitas – BA, CEP: 42700-000

Tel: (71) 3252 5575

Email: brasilcomposite@bol.com.br

Contato: Luis Carlos Lopes

Product: Extruders (made with natural fibers) - NCM 8477.20.10

 

 

Company: Coperion Ltda

Tel: (11) 38742740 Fax: (11) 3874 2757 E-mail: @ Marcelo.albernaz coperion.com contact: Marcelo Albernaz

Product: composites reinforced with natural fibers in the macro scale, micro and nano

 

Company: Nanoway

Tel: (14) 3815 5047

Email: sivoneyfds@hotmail.com

Contato: Sivoney de Souza

Product: Masterbatches, compounds, additives, natural fibers and dyeing

 

Company: Resimax Plasticos Ltd.

Tel: (11) 4158 8120

Email: cyro@resimaxplasticos.com.br

Contato: Cyro Galaso

Product: polyolefin and engineering plastics

 

Company: Plastics Novacor

Tel: (11) 4059 7559

Email: nlereno@plasticosnovacor.com.br

CONTACT: Narcissus to read

Product: pellets based on polypropylene, ABS and PE reforçados with natural fibers

 

Company: Plastitech Industry and Trade Ltd.

Tel: (14) 3814 2864

Email: diretoria@plastitech.com.br

Contact: Ilso

 
     
     
     
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

 i.      Embassy of Bangladesh in Brasilia DF, Brazil

Shis, QL-10, Conj. O1, Casa 17

Brazil CEP 70468-900

Brasilia

Phone: +55-61 248 4830

Fax: 248 4609

 

 ii.      Consulate of Bangladesh in Florianopolis, Brazil

Praça Pereira de Oliveira, n 64, 8 andar, Cj. 803/804 Centro

88015-540, Florianopolis

Brazil

Phone: +55-48-223-6580, Email: ubaldo@unoescjba.rct-sc.br

 

iii.      Consulate of Bangladesh in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rua Princesa Isabel, 1740, Moema 04601-003 Sao Paulo

Brazil

Phone: +55-11-5533-2838

 

iv.      Ayrton Jun Ussami

Secretary

Sectoral Chamber (Natural Fibres)

Ministry of Agriculture

Esplanada dos Ministérios block D 9th floor-Brasília-DF 70043900

Phone: 61 3218-2198

Email: camara.fibras@agricultura.gov.br

 
     
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

Bhupendra Singh, the Secretary General of IJSG, met Mr. Felipe Krause, the Deputy Head of Mission of Embassy of Brasil, at his office in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 12, 2011 to discuss the membership issue of IJSG. 

 
     
     

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