March 26, 2020 / 4:42 PM / 9 days ago

Brazil truck cargos fall 26% as coronavirus lockdowns take effect

SAO PAULO, March 26 (Reuters) - Brazil’s shipments of goods by truck fell 26% on Monday and Tuesday as coronavirus lockdowns went into effect in many parts of the country, according to data released by transportation industry association NTC & Logistica on Thursday.

Truck shipments of agricultural goods in Brazil fell 11.5% on those days compared to volumes before coronavirus lockdowns, although demand for grains shipments remains firm and is helping to compensate for reductions in other areas, NTC said. (Reporting by Roberto Samora; writing by Jake Spring Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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