The exports generated US$618.45 million, increasing 33.7% in volume and 26.3% in revenue when compared with the same period in 2020 (at the height of the pandemic). Compared with pre-pandemic figures in 2019, volume increased by 1% while revenue has dropped by 15.7%.

Haroldo Ferreira, Executive President of Abicalçados, said: “The expectation is to end the year with results 25% better than last year, even surpassing the pre-pandemic numbers in 2019.”