Flavio Maluf is an entrepreneur in Brazil’s agricultural industry. He recently talked about the slowdown in his industry and where he sees things going from here. He said that livestock and agriculture dropped 2.6 percent between January and March of 2018. He expects the second quarter results to also be down as there is a large truck driver demonstration going on and they refuse to transport goods until their demands are met. Find out more about Flavio at barbacenaonline.com
The two biggest crops that Flavio Maluf sees being impacted are sugarcane and maize as they are harvested in the spring. He says that his industry did have a fantastic year in 2017 so the slowdown in the first half of 2018 was expected, just not the circumstances in which it happened.
He is the president and chief executive officer of an agricultural company called the Eucatex Group. This company grows Eucalyptus which are cut down and used to build laminate and vinyl floors, wall partitions, baseboards, panels, and doors. The Eucalyptus is also used to build wooden furniture and toys. Some of the best things about these products are that they are environmentally friendly and grown in a sustainable manner. They are also very durable and will last for years if properly taken care of.
Now that the truckers strike is over Flavio Maluf expects agricultural shipments to get resolved. He says, though, that because the industry did so well in 2017 he still expects the rest of the year to have declines versus the prior year. He points out that his industry had a remarkable growth of 18.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the first quarter of 2017. He said that the strike was over the cost of diesel and how much the trucker’s road freight is regulated and their strike won broad support from the people of Brazil. Visit: http://www.dino.com.br/releases/flavio-maluf-e-sua-trajetoria-profissional-flavio-maluf-e-presidente-da-eucatex-brasil-dino89063425131