Port of Paranaguá
The Port of Paranaguá is also a large port with an area of influence of 10 Brazilian states, namely: Paraná, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul (the three as main assistants in commercial transitions – US $ 12.49 billion only Paraná, or 72.8% of its international trade; Mato Grosso, with a turnover of US $ 1.09 billion, or 33.3% of its foreign trade; and Mato Grosso do Sul, with US $ 419.99 million , or 38.4% of its international trade), São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Goiás, Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul.
It is also important for commercial transits which, if added together, are responsible for a movement of international trade exceeding US $ 1 billion in 2007. It also has commercial relations with Rondônia and Acre, but which are not as significant – about 26, 3% of Rondônia’s international trade and only 18.8% of Acre’s international transitions.
The movement of the Port of Paranaguá, in spite of encompassing 13 sectors of economic activity, there are 5 in which it is centralized and is most prominent: agribusiness and wood (US $ 5.47 billion); transport material (US $ 2.52 billion); food and beverages (US $ 2.28 billion); chemical industry (US $ 2.27 billion); and mechanical industry (US $ 1.47 billion).
In the Port of Paranaguá, imported products are less important than those exported, since only those exported have a very diversified origin, as in the case of meat, chicken, pies, solid soy or soy residues and even vehicles for passenger transport.