The National Supply Company (Conab) released this Friday the September edition of the Logistic Bulletin, which highlights the drop in freight prices for most states, according to a survey carried out for the main grain flow routes. in the country.
According to the Bulletin, the state of Mato Grosso showed a considerable drop in demand after the end of the harvest period in August. In Mato Grosso do Sul, the freight market showed stability, supported by the movement of second-crop corn.
For Goiás, in August, the transport of grains by road was lower than expected by the carriers due to the state reduction in the volumes shipped for export. In the Federal District, road freights also declined in most of the routes surveyed. The drop in fuel prices and the completion of the second crop corn harvest resulted in a reduction in prices.
In Paraná, the commercialization of corn for export remains paralyzed, due to the direction of grains for regional use. In Bahia, freight in August showed a downward trend or stability, signaling the effect of the reduction in the value of fuel and reduced demand for transportation of agricultural products. Regarding freight in Piauí, the variations observed are due to road conditions, especially in the rainy season, and also to reductions in fuel prices.
The September Logistics Bulletin also highlighted the sale of corn abroad. The product reached a record for the period between January and August, reaching 17.9 million tons exported, a value 79.3% higher than the same period last year, which generated 9.98 million tons exported.
The intense pace of exports was driven by the rise in international prices and also by expectations, which point to a drop in world production of the cereal. However, this upward movement was limited by the resistance of buyers, who prioritized the use of their stocks, betting on the drop in prices, with the expectation of a good evolution in the progress of the harvest in the USA and the consequent possibility of reducing Brazilian shipments. , informs the Bulletin.
In the case of soybeans, exports reached 66.62 million tons, against 72.69 million tons in the same period in 2021, representing a drop of 8.3%, a reflection of lower domestic production and the international situation.