Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Rio Grande do Sul. In March 2022 Rio Grande do Sul was the number 6 in total exports and the number 7 in total imports in Brazil.

Exports In 2021, Brazil's Rio Grande Do Sul exported $21.1B, making it the 6th largest exporter out of the 27 exporters in Brazil. In 2021 the top exports of Rio Grande Do Sul were Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($6.21B), Soya-bean oil-cake and other solid residues ($1.17B), Tobacco, unmanufactured, stemmed or stripped ($1.08B), Chem wood pulp, soda/sulphate, non-conifer, bleached ($1B), and Swine cuts, frozen nes ($679M).

Imports In 2021, Brazil's Rio Grande Do Sul imported $11.7B, making it the 7th largest importer out of the 27 importers in Brazil. In 2021 top imports of Rio Grande Do Sul were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($1.13B), Diesel powered trucks weighing < 5... ($952M), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($937M), Potassium chloride, in packs >10 kg ($648M), and Monoammonium phosphate & mix with diammonium,... ($630M).

Economic Complexity In 2020, the highest complexity exports of Rio Grande Do Sul according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Firearms (0.42), Friction Material (0.29), Poultry Meat (-0.076), Tanned Furskins (-0.51), and Soybean Oil (-0.81). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

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Top Destination (2021): China, $7.84B

Top Product (2021): Soya beans: other than seed, whether..., $6.21B

In 2021 the top export destinations of Rio Grande Do Sul were China ($7.84B), United States ($1.78B), Argentina ($1.03B), South Korea ($510M), and Netherlands ($497M).

In 2021 the top exports of Rio Grande Do Sul were Soya beans: other than seed, whether... ($6.21B), Soya-bean oil-cake and other solid residues ($1.17B), Tobacco, unmanufactured, stemmed or stripped ($1.08B), Chem wood pulp, soda/sulphate, non-conifer, bleached ($1B), and Swine cuts, frozen nes ($679M).

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Exports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Mar 2021 - Mar 2022)

Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Mar 2021 - Mar 2022)

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Top Origin (2021): Argentina, $2.12B

Top Import (2021): Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles, $1.13B

In 2021 the top import origins of Rio Grande Do Sul were Argentina ($2.12B), China ($1.67B), United States ($1.51B), Russia ($763M), and Algeria ($663M).

In 2021 the top imports of Rio Grande Do Sul were Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles ($1.13B), Diesel powered trucks weighing < 5... ($952M), Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... ($937M), Potassium chloride, in packs >10 kg ($648M), and Monoammonium phosphate & mix with diammonium,... ($630M).

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Imports Dynamics

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Fastest Growing Import Origins (Mar 2021 - Mar 2022)

Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Mar 2021 - Mar 2022)

Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity of Brazil

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Economic Complexity (2021): -0.063

Rio Grande Do Sul ranks 4th out of the 27 states in Brazil according to ECI.

The Economic Complexity Index, or ECI, is a measure of an economy’s capacity which can be inferred from data connecting locations to the activities that are present in them. For more info about Economic Complexity, visit the Economic Complexity page.

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Economic Complexity Ranking

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The economic complexity of a territory can change year to year. Rio Grande Do Sul it is in position 4th considering its ECI in the last year.

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Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities according to the relatedness level, without considering those products were Rio Grande Do Sul already has a comparative advantage, are led by Manganese Ore (0.14), Bovine Meat (0.14), Shaped Wood (0.14), Concentrated Milk (0.13), and Uncoated Kraft Paper (0.13).

Most Complex Products by PCI

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The highest complexity exports of Rio Grande Do Sul according to the product complexity index (PCI) are Other Firearms (0.42), Friction Material (0.29), Poultry Meat (-0.076), Tanned Furskins (-0.51), and Soybean Oil (-0.81). PCI measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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The most specialized products according to the RCA index are led by Leather of Other Animals (283.2), Raw Tobacco (105.7), Other Firearms (103.8), Soybeans (88.1), and Soybean Meal (38.6).

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since Rio Grande Do Sul is more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products it is currently specialized in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of  Rio Grande Do Sul. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Rio Grande Do Sul exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a territory's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is a predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower emissions. Bubble size corresponds to exports value by year 2020.