Brazilian chicken meat exports maintain their growth pace

Brazilian chicken meat exports maintain their growth pace

The value of meat exports during October amounted to $723.5 million

Sao Paulo – Total Brazilian exports of chicken meat reached 401.7 thousand tons in October, an increase of 2% compared to total exports in the same period last year, keeping the sector on pace to break records expected this year, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association said. ABPA) this Wednesday.

Considering all products, including fresh and processed, chicken meat export revenues in October amounted to US$723.5 million, a figure 12% lower than the result achieved in the same period last year.

Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of chicken meat, exported 4.307 million tons in the January-October period, a volume 6.1% higher than the figure recorded in the same period in 2022, while revenues are still 1.3% higher year-to-date. Totaling $8,301. one billion.

“Maintaining export flows above 400,000 tons in October reinforces ABPA’s forecast for record shipments in 2023, which exceed 5 million tons, a trend that also brings a positive outlook for next year,” said ABPA President Ricardo Santin.

Brazil’s previous annual record was set in 2022, with 4.82 million tons.

It is a major destination for chicken meat exports in 2023 Abba China stood out with 592.6 thousand tons (+31% in the annual comparison), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 305 thousand tons (+5%), South Africa with 286 thousand tons (+25%), and South Korea with 166.5 thousand tons. (+9%) and Mexico with 155.6 thousand tons (+22%).

“In addition to the fact that China and other markets continue to demand the Brazilian product, this year, in addition to opening four new markets and expanding the number of qualified establishments for poultry meat in some countries, we have also recently had the return of pre-existing For the UK and formalizing the same mechanism for countries like Chile and Cuba,” said Luis Roa, markets director at ABPA.

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According to him, “This should be reflected in future shipments.”

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