The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) informs that Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, including in natura and processed) totaled 414.3 thousand tons in May, a number that exceeds by 3.7% the total shipped. in the same period of 2020, when 399.4 thousand tons were registered.
Foreign exchange revenue from exports in the fifth month of 2021 reached US$ 656.3 million, a performance 20.1% higher than that obtained in May last year, with US$ 546.3 million.
In the accumulated result for the year (January to May), exports reached 1.846 million tons, a balance 4.6% higher than in the previous year, with 1.764 million tons. In revenue, the accumulated high is 4.8%, with US$ 2.826 billion in 2021, against US$ 2.697 billion in the previous year.
Among the main import markets this year, the highlights were the Philippines, with 61.9 thousand tons (+65.3%), Russia, with 42.8 thousand tons (+33.6%), the United Kingdom, with 41 ,7 thousand tons (+41.4%) and Chile with 39.7 thousand tons (+152.9%).
The main exporting state, Paraná shipped 737.1 thousand tons in the first five months of this year, a volume 6.5% higher than that registered in the same period last year. In second place, Santa Catarina exported 399.9 thousand tons (-5.47%). In third place, Rio Grande do Sul shipped 287.8 thousand tons (+2.31%).
“The good pace of sales of chicken meat to the international market has helped to balance the pressure generated by production costs on companies that have access to exports, which represent around 70% of the plants under federal inspection. Importing nations continue with good demand, and the Brazilian product has remained competitive abroad, even though it is supplied by expensive grains”, analyzes Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.
Pig meat -. Also according to the ABPA, Brazilian pork exports (including all products, including fresh and processed) totaled 102 thousand tons in May, a volume 0.3% lower than shipped in the same month of 2020, with 102, 4 thousand tons.
Revenue generated by sales in May reached US$ 253.2 million, a balance 11.1% higher compared to the fifth month of 2020, with US$ 227.9 million.
In the year (January to May), international sales of pork from Brazil reached 453.9 thousand tons, a volume 18.44% higher than that shipped in the same period last year, with 383.2 thousand tons. The accumulated export revenue for the year reached US$ 1.079 billion, a result 22.9% higher than in 2020, with US$ 878.3 million.
Among the main importers of the Brazilian product between January and May this year, China stood out, with 238.7 thousand tons (+29% compared to the same period last year); Chile, with 25.5 thousand tons (+94%); Uruguay, with 17.5 thousand tons (+12.2%); Argentina, with 12.2 thousand tons (+63.4%); and Vietnam, with 9.4 thousand tons (+27.4%).
Santa Catarina continues as the largest exporter of pork in Brazil, with 227.6 thousand tons exported between January and May (+14.7% compared to the previous year). Next are Rio Grande do Sul, with 123.3 thousand tons (+31.27%) and Paraná, with 59.3 thousand tons (+13.34%).
“Asian markets continue to be the main trend indicators for Brazilian pork sales. However, we have observed a significant increase in the presence of importing nations in South America among the ten largest importers, which is highly positive for the sector, especially from a logistical point of view. Following the example of the poultry sector, the strengthening of international sales contributes to reducing the impact of higher costs on Brazilian production”, assesses Luís Rua, director of markets at ABPA.