UPDATE 1-Brazil soy exports fall in June vs May, sugar rises
(Adds table, details) SAO PAULO, July 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's exports of coffee, iron ore and soybeans eased in June while shipments of raw sugar picked up, monthly data from the trade ministry showed on Tuesday. Brazil exported 6.9 million tonnes of soybeans in June versus 7.6 million tonnes in May. Exports of the oilseed have been easing from the record 8.3 million tonnes shipped abroad in April now that harvesting has ended. Coffee exports also eased slightly to 2.62 million bags from 2.69 million bags in May. The 2014 coffee crop is between 35 and 40 percent harvested according to the National Coffee Council but will take time to make its way to the ports. Brazil exported just 87,600 tonnes of corn in June, the smallest amount in three years. Brazil briefly surpassed Argentina as the world's No. 2 corn exporter last year but is expected to slide back into third place this year. Brazil is the world's top exporter of sugar, coffee, and orange juice and may surpass the United States as top soybean producer next season. The country posted on Tuesday a trade surplus of $2.365 billion in June, the highest result this year. JUNE 2014 MAY 2014 JUNE 2013 COFFEE(60 KG 2.62 MLN 2.69 MLN 2.08 MLN BAG) SOYBEANS (TNS) 6.89 MLN 7.61 MLN 6.50 MLN SOYMEAL (TNS) 1.68 MLN 1.42 MLN 1.27 MLN SOYOIL (TNS) 135,200 111,485 104,900 CORN (TNS) 87,600 126,500 276,300 ORANGE JUICE 192,100 110,600 137,900 (TNS) SUGAR RAW 1.49 MLN 1.19 MLN 1.79 MLN (TNS) SUGAR WHITE 369,800 270,800 417,400 (TNS) PULP (TNS) 926,900 1.02 MLN 761,900 ALUMINUM (TNS) 33,100 18,100 36,400 IRON ORE (TNS) 29.55 MLN 30.69 MLN 26.11 MLN FUEL OILS (TNS) 927,300 392,500 367,300 CRUDE OIL 2.18 MLN 2.25 MLN 1.16 MLN (TNS) COTTON LINT 21,000 31,400 14,100 (TNS) ETHANOL (LTR) 167.3 MLN 139.3 MLN 279.5 MLN (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer and Reese Ewing; editing by Chris Reese and Matthew Lewis)
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