The Gran Rosario agro-industrial and port complex is the exit door, par excellence, for the export of grains, flours and oils from Argentina and only last year concentrated 78% of Argentina’s total shipments.
Another fact to take into account is that due to the volume of agro-industrial products exported from its more than 30 terminals, in 2019 it became the most important agro-export port node in the world, with just over 79 million tons exported.
In this way, the Gran Rosario port complex, which stretches along the Paraná River for about 70 kilometers, emerged in 2019 as the one that exported the most grains, flours and oils worldwide, even ahead of large port nodes from Brazil and the United States. This was highlighted by a report by the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR).
According to the survey, during 2019 79,017,922 tons were exported from the ports of the Gran Rosario, of which 41.43 million corresponded to the oilseed complex, more than 29 million tons to the corn and 6.9 million tons to the wheat field, between the main grains.
This total was above that shipped by the port complex of New Orleans, in the United States, which reached 64.45 million tons last year or that of Santos, in Brazil, with 42.65 million tons, a Despite the fact that agro-industrial production and exports are vastly higher than in Argentina.
Argentina, in volume, is third in the ranking of agricultural commodity exporters globally with a total of 98.4 million tons exported in the 2018/19 agricultural campaign, while the first place is fought by Brazil and the United States which exported 145.5 and 133.3 million tons respectively in said campaign. Only with the shipments that left from the Gran Rosario in 2019, Argentina is placed in third place, surpassing the rest in export volume.
The Gran Rosario oil and port complex stretches for 70 kilometers from Arroyo Seco to Timbúes and concentrates 31 port terminals, of which grain, flour and oil are dispatched in 21. Along this route are large grain processing plants with both national and international capital, which have their own port terminals that last year received a record 2,632 ocean cargo ships. This extensive complex on the banks of the Paraná River was responsible for dispatching 78.7% of the 100,461,944 tons of grains, flours and oils exported in total by the country.
Although the ports and factories make up an almost uninterrupted line, the Gran Rosario complex can be divided into two: the terminals located in the city itself and in the southern outskirts of the city of Rosario to Arroyo Seco and those located in the area of influence San Lorenzo / San Martín in the north of Rosario, strip that concentrates the majority of the ports and where the bulk of the production is exported.
The detail offered by the BCR, indicated that in the San Lorenzo / San Martín section there are 13 terminals, among which the port and factory of Vicentin and the port of Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA) can be located. From there, 58.64 million tons were exported last year, which meant 58.4% of total Argentine agro-industrial exports, while from Rosario, which concentrates five ports, almost 20.4 million tons were shipped, that is, 20.3% of the total exported by the country.