Brazilian Corn Exporters Concerned about Collateral Effect of US-Iran Crisis

Traditionally Iran has been one of largest importers of Brazilian corn, purchasing over 5.108 million tons in 2019.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Grain producers in Brazil, especially corn farmers, are very concerned about the recent US-Iranian clash in the Middle East. The escalation of the conflict, they say may hinder the South American country’s exports to Iran, one of largest importers of Brazilian corn.

“For now, there has been no change (about exports to Iran), but the situation causes concern because Iran is one of the main destinations of Brazilian corn abroad,” Sergio Mendes, director for Anec (National Association of Cereal Exporters) told The Rio Times in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

Mendes said although Japan . . .

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