The State of São Paulo exported US$ 52.3 billion in 2018, accounting for 21.8% of all Brazilian exports. Some 40.1% of this value was generated by 15 products, namely: sugar (from cane and sucrose), aircraft, automobiles, pure alcohol, boneless beef, orange juice and coffee beans. The data were published by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC-2018).
Of the total number of exports, 15.96% went to the Mercosul trade block, 14.02% to the European Union, 30.23% to the Latin American Integration Association (Aladi) and 22.47% was to North America Free Trade Area (NAFTA). For Asia, excluding Middle East, it is destined 20.67% of such products. Finally, among the main buyers, the following countries stand out: the United States (17.36%) and China (12.46%).
The State's importance for the global manufactured goods market is also evidenced by the import statistics: 36.80% of externally manufactured goods are purchased by the State of São Paulo. São Paulo accounts for 17.47% of all basic products imported by Brazil. China is the main external supplier to the state of São Paulo, representing 18.72% of imports, followed by countries like the USA (17.43%) and Germany (9.41%).
Find out more about some of São Paulo's main economic sectors.
|Value of exports from São Paulo — main products (2018)|
|Crude petroleum oils||4,500,854,168|
|Other sugar cane||3,304,557,869|
|Other aircraft and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg||2,341,017,657|
|Soybean, whether or not broken, other than for sowing||1,622,631,169|
|Cars with an explosion-proof engine, 1500 <cm3 <= 3000, up to 6 passengers||1,292,295,390|
|Bovine meat, frozen, frozen||1,056,611,774|
|Onboard consumption - aircraft fuels and lubricants||978,582,959|
|Road tractors for semi-trailers||926,440,548|
|Other sugars of sugar cane, beet, chemically pure sucrose, sun||856,634,143|
|Other tandem bulldozers and angledozers||791,503,751|
|Juice (orange juice)||742,240,177|
|Chemical wood pulp||655,846,522|
|Other loading and digging and accessories||647,268,459|
|Other juices of oranges||644,582,903|