In the chart below, one can see the ranking of the five main municipalities in the Legal Amazon with the highest share in coconut, Brazil nut, and cashew nut exports over time. In 2021, the municipalities that lead the participation in exports are Oriximiná – PA, Manuas – MA, Brasiléia – AC, Rio Branco – AC, and Belém – PA, according to foreign trade data from COMEX. The worldwide share of exports of these products compatible with the forest indicates that there is plenty of opportunity for growth and to be a source of economic progress for the Legal Amazon region.
The data used is compiled from COMEX through the datazoom.amazonia package in R.
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