RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Middle Eastern countries, with the reopening of the local economy, is beginning to benefit Brazilian agribusiness. After growth of less than 2% in shipments to the Arab League throughout last year, in the first quarter 2021 the increase in sales reaches 8.7% compared to the same period in 2020, to US$1.78 billion.
Tamer Mansour, secretary-general of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, points out that the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, in particular, have been active in vaccine purchases. In addition, they imposed controls . . .