The State of São Paulo exported US$ 59 billion in 2012, accounting for 24% of all Brazilian exports. Some 38% of this value was generated by 15 products, namely: sugar (from cane and sucrose), aircraft, automobiles, pure alcohol, boneless beef, orange juice and mobile phone handsets. The data were published by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).
Of the total number of exports, 20% went to the Mercosul trade block, 16.8% to the EU, 33% to the Latin American Integration Association (Aladi), 13.4% to Asia and 12.% to the USA and Porto Rico (MDIC – 2012).
The state's importance for the global manufactured goods market is also evidenced by the import statistics: 37.5% of externally manufactured goods are purchased by the State of São Paulo. São Paulo accounts for 28.8% of all basic products imported by Brazil. The USA is the main external supplier to the state of São Paulo, representing 17.5% of imports, followed by countries like China (14.8%) and Germany (9.4%) – (MDIC – 2012). Find out more about SP's strategic economic sectors.
Value of São Paulo exports - main products
|Description||Value (in US$)|
|Cane sugars (others)||5,142,330,608|
|Airplanes/Aircraft (heavier than 15,000 kg)||3,402,812,075|
|Cane, beet and chemical sucrose sugars||2,258,828,232|
|Consumo de bordo – combustíveis e lubrificantes para aeronaves||1,650,211,925|
|Ethyl alcohol (above 1% volume)||1,254,851,768|
|Combustion engine automobiles - up to 6 passengers||1,251,736,545|
|On-board consumption - fuels and lubricants for ships||1,102,516,499|
|Boneless beef, frozen||1,011,618,422|
|Non-fermented orange juice (others)||866,072,232|
|Orange juice, frozen and non-fermented||814,200,087|
|Caterpillar "bulldozers" and "angledozers" (others)||749,043,099|
|Soy bean, including meal, except seeds||732,193,974|
|Turbojet aircraft (between 7,000 and 15,000 kg)||664,995,664|
Source: MDIC – 2012