INCREASE IN HIGH-QUALITY PEANUT PRODUCTION ENSURES STRONG EXPANSION OF EXPORTS FROM BRAZIL
Planted area and production of peanut with international certification and high oleic acid content increase, sustaining supply to the external market
In the last five years, peanut exports from Brazil have increased from 30,000 metric tons to 100,000 metric tons per year, according to the São Paulo Government’s Agronomic Institute (IAC), as a result of increased planted area and productivity. Thanks to this expansion, the country is now the world’s 5th largest peanut exporter, with sales especially to Europe and Russia.
In order to show the high quality of Brazilian peanuts, four Brazilian companies – Beatrice Peanuts, Coplana, Francfort Trade, and Ostinato Grains & Oils – will be attending Snackex, an international trade show organized by the European Snacks Association (ESA), to be held in Barcelona, on June 27 and 28. The participation of the companies is organized by the Brazilian Chocolates, Peanuts and Candies Manufacturers Association (ABICAB), with the support of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)
“Brazilian peanut production has reported an annual growth of 10%, thanks to the growth in planted area and productivity, which was followed by companies’ investments in laboratories, processing, international, certification, and quality audits,” explained Professor Ignacio Godoy, from the Grains and Fibers Center (IAC).
With increasing investments by companies, an increase was reported in the production of peanuts with high oleic acid content, which has greater resistance to rancidification and extends the shelf life of the product. “More than 80% of Brazilian peanuts have this standard, which has stimulated exports,” said Godoy.
In Brazil, peanuts are planted in a sustainable manner, in rotation with sugarcane crops, and there is ample room to increase the area of planting without environmental impacts.
"International prices are stable and remunerate the Brazilian producer, there is also the possibility of expansion of planted area, and this combination allows Brazil to offer security of a continuous supply of a quality product," Godoy says.
The following will be representing Brazil in Barcelona:
Beatrice Penauts – It is Brazil’s largest peanut exporter, with over 42,000 metric tons exported in 2018, including especially sales to Europe, which grew by 60% last year. Beatrice’s products have BRC and ISO 22000 certifications. The company recently invested in a new shelling line with a processing capacity of 25 metric tons per hour.
Coplana - is a cooperative of peanut growers founded in 1963. Annual exports close to 40.000mt of kernels spread to several countries including those in the EU. Coplana is BRC certified grade AA. Its portfolio contains raw and blanched peanuts, roasted peanuts and peanut paste.
Francfort Trade – It is a private Brazilian company, oriented to the intermediation of food ingredients and international trade between companies, assuming the tasks of sales and marketing. They operate in commercial representation and brokerage of products such as peanuts, grated coconut, spices, nuts, and essential oils. It exported 47,000 metric tons of peanuts in 2017 and 50,000 metric tons in 2018. It has ISO 22000 FSSC, halal and kosher certifications.
OSTINATO & BRUMAU PEANUTS AND OILS - The company exported over 30,000 metric tons of peanuts in 2018, and its products are consumed in Europe, Latin America, Russia, Algeria and South Africa, among other countries. Some of its prominent products include raw and blanched peanuts, as well as, crude peanut oil. It holds BRC and FSSC 22000 food safety certifications, with traceability and other procedures, such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), which are improved annually
ABOUT ABICAB – The Brazilian Chocolates, Peanuts and Candies Manufacturers Association (ABICAB) was founded in 1957 and represents the national confectionery industry in public and private spheres in Brazil and abroad. The national confectionery industry represents $ 8.4 billion in retail value, employs more than 34,000 workers, is considered one of the major producers in the world and is widely recognized by the quality and safety of its products. ABICAB exists to develop, protect and promote the confectionery industry, aiming to stimulate a responsible consumption. Currently, ABICAB encompasses the Brazilian production chain, representing 93% of the chocolate market, 92% of the candy and confections market and 63% of the peanut market.
ABOUT THE BRASIL SWEETS AND SNACKS PROJECT – The Brasil Sweets and Snacks Project has been developed with the aim of strengthening and promoting the sector, beins one of ABICAB’s main activities. Created in partnership with Apex-Brasil in March 1998 with the aim of promoting Brazilian products at the international level, it currently supports 43 companies that export to more than 140 countries.
ABOUT APEX-BRASIL - The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad. Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil. www.apexbrasil.com.br/en/home
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