Brazilian shipments of eggs (considering all products, between fresh and processed) reached 821 tons in January, 48% less than the 1,579 tons shipped in the same period last year, informs the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
In terms of revenue, the balance of exports totaled US $ 863 thousand, a number 48% lower than that obtained in the first month of last year, with US $ 1,659 thousand.
According to the executive director of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, this downward movement in egg exports is due to the increase in domestic demand, in addition to the seasonality of the international market.
“The domestic market has absorbed practically all production. It is a historic fact for the country, as Brazil reached the world average of 230 units consumed per person in 2019, demonstrating confidence in egg protein, a healthy alternative for good food ”, analyzes the director.
Among the main destinations, the UAE block stood out with the purchase of 602 tons in January and a balance of US $ 621 thousand. Other Asian destinations, such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, contributed to sales in the period.