Under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce in La Rioja, International Team Consulting organised a trade mission to Brazil from 4th to 8th November. Spanish companies from diverse industries (food producers, a wine cellar, personal protective equipment and graphic inks) visited distributors, agents, end-users and importers in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
International Team Consulting have been active in the Brazilian market for many years and work with the Chamber organising structured visits tailored to the needs of the individual company.
Brazil is one of the 10 largest economies in the world and has been growing steadily for more than a decade. This South American giant is a land of many opportunities for European companies as a result of, amongst others, the forthcoming sporting events.
In themselves these represent a huge upheaval in the basic logistics of the country and will stimulate growth in all sectors even remotely connected to this renewal. Most Brazilian demand is to be found in raw materials and intermediate goods which accounted for 45% of imports in 2011. Specifically the goods most in demand were: agricultural raw materials; construction materials; animal feed; non-food farming products; parts and accessories for transport equipment; food produce; chemicals and pharmaceuticals; minerals and semi-manufactured goods.