The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has reported over US$980.4 million worth of products were exported by Brazil to Arab countries in April 2019.

The figure is an increase of 40.3 per cent over the same month of the previous year, considered the best exporting month for Brazil since 2014, according to the statement.

ABCC reveals a large bulk of the exports went to the UAE, claiming around US$239.15 million in exports.

Saudi Arabia followed with US$177.2 million, and Egypt with around US$92.8 million.

Then followed Oman (US$63.49 million) and Bahrain (US$51.7 million) during the same period.

Some of the top exported goods included meat, corn, sugar, ores, cattle and meat, coffee, petroleum, soya-bean oil, chemicals, and fish.

ABCC’s president, Rubens Hannun, said: “The positive figures we have posted for the month of April demonstrate the strong trade ties that we continue to maintain with the Arab region.

“This also reflects strong demand and popularity of Brazilian products, which are widely known for their world-class quality.

“We remain confident the region will continue to see a key demand for Brazilian commodities. Rest assured we will remain steadfast in our commitment to drive in more growth opportunities to further enhance trade relations between Brazil and the Arab region,” he said.