Brazil is widely considered to be one of the world’s most insular economies. Still, the country exported over $182 billion in 2016, thus becoming the world’s 21st biggest exporter. But where are these exports going to? The map you see in this article shows every state’s biggest export trading partner over the past 12 months.

Thirteen states exported most goods to China; 7 did so to the United States.


Brazil’s main trade partners per state


The data refers to the period October 2016 – October 2017.

You are probably asking yourself what does Maranhão export to Canada. For this reason, I’ve listed some details of what you see on the map:

  • Acre exports wood, cashew, coconuts, and Brazilian nuts to Peru;
  • Roraima exports rice and sugar to Venezuela;
  • Aluminum oxide and its derivatives account for 99% of Maranhão’s exports to Canada;
  • Rondônia exports beef to Hong Kong;
  • Amazonas has exported over $100M in motorcycles to Argentina;
  • Pernambuco has exported over 500M BRL in automobiles to Argentina;
  • Sergipe has exported over 21,000 tons of fruit juice to The Netherlands;
  • Additionally, Distrito Federal exports beef to China.
MoneyNov 27, 2017

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BY The Drunkeynesian

A Brazilian economist, living between Cambridge, MA, and São Paulo. Author of the blog The Drunkeynesian