Chicken meat exports grow 10% in February

05/03/2020

Shipment revenue was 5.2% higher, according to the same comparative period

Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, between fresh and processed) totaled 348.4 thousand tons in February, informs the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The number is 10% higher than the shipments made in the second month of last year, when 316.7 thousand tons were exported.

February exports generated revenues of US $ 553.8 million, a result 5.2% higher than the US $ 526.4 million made in the same period of 2019.

Adding the data for January and February, the volume shipped reached 672.2 thousand tons, a number 12.3% higher than that achieved in the first two months of 2019, with 598.4 thousand tons. In revenue, the high reaches 10.5%, with US $ 1.082 billion in 2020, against US $ 980.4 million made last year.

Accounting for 17.5% of total Brazilian exports in the first two months, China imported 115.4 thousand tons, a volume 59% higher than that between January and February 2019.

“As with pig exports, the extension of the Chinese New Year and the logistical issues generated by the retention of the coronavirus did not reduce the Chinese demand for chicken meat from Brazil. On the contrary, there was an unusual impulse for the period. The impacts on African Swine Fever continue to dictate the behavior of this market, as well as in other Asian countries ”, analyzes Francisco Turra, president of ABPA.

In the Asian context, South Korea was the destination of 17,500 tonnes in the first two months of this year, a number that exceeds sales by 12.5% ​​in the first two months of last year. Philippines increased their purchases by 104%, with 14,700 tonnes. Singapore increased its purchases by 49%, with 18,300 tonnes between January and February.

“Asia has consolidated itself as the main destination for imports of chicken meat from Brazil. This is a favorable fact, especially when we find that the average price practiced in sales to this region of the globe is higher than the general average of exports ”, points out Ricardo Santin, executive director of ABPA.

In the same comparative period, the European Union increased its purchases by 14%, with a total of 40.2 thousand tons. Among the Islamic countries, the main highlight was Libya, with an increase of 370% in its imports, with 16.3 thousand tons.

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