Dollar sales revenue up 16.5%
Brazilian chicken meat exports (considering all products, between fresh and processed) totaled 323,800 tonnes in January, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The number is 14.9% higher than that registered in the same period of 2019, when 281.7 thousand tons were shipped.
In the same comparative period, the balance of dollar exports grew 16.5%, reaching US $ 529.1 million – against US $ 454 million in January 2019.
“The international market remains under pressure, which is reflected in higher prices compared to that recorded in 2019. The product mix sent to markets with higher added value such as Japan, China and the European Union also favored the monthly performance”, analyzes Francisco Turra, president of ABPA.
Main destination of Brazilian exports (with 19.8% of the total), China imported 62.7 thousand tons in the first month of the year alone, a volume 87% higher than that reached in the same period of 2019, when 33.6 thousand tons were exported .
Among the main destinations for Brazilian exports, Japan (with a 10.1% share in exports) imported 31.9 thousand tons, a volume 17% higher compared to January 2019. Another market with good performance in the month was the European Union , whose imports grew 22% according to the same comparison, totaling 18.1 thousand tons.
“The variety of markets that ended the month with a growing flow is an important indicator, in a year that beckons for positive results in poultry exports”, points out Ricardo Santin, executive director of ABPA.