PARANA, BRAZIL — The Port of Paranaguá announced on Dec. 10 that the export of bulk solids from January to November increased 5% to 16.8 million tonnes.

Exports of soybeans, corn and soybean meal all increased, with soybeans increasing the most at 17% or 7.7 million tonnes.

Considering the total volume of cargo through November, the ports of Paranaguá and Antonina handled 42.7 million tonnes of products, compared to 41.5 million tonnes in 2012.    

Among the imported cargo, wheat reached a total of 254,900 tonnes, while fertilizers totaled 8.5 million tonnes, up 5% compared to the same period in 2012. 

The Port of Antonina closed the month of November with 1.4 million tonnes of cargo so far this year. The volume is 22% higher than recorded through November 2012. The main cargoes handled in Antonina are fertilizers, sugar and wheat.