Despite Brazil government’s criticisms, China´s hunger for Brazil’s products hit a record

In a year, sales to China rose from US$63.4 billion to US$67.8 billion (up 7% in nominal terms), according to data from the former Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), now linked to the Ministry of Economy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Although open criticism of China has become almost a refrain of Brazilian foreign policy during the first two years of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, China's hunger for Brazilian products hit a record last year - and should grow even more in coming years.

The Chinese share in everything Brazil sells abroad has been growing, year after year, since 2015. But this escalation had been occurring at a slower pace: between 2018 and 2019, for instance, this share in exports increased by just over 1 percentage point. With the new coronavirus pandemic, however, the Chinese share . . .

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