Pork meat exports grow 41% in January

07/02/2020

Exchange revenue was 78.9% higher compared to the same period last year

Brazilian pork exports (considering all products, between fresh and processed) totaled 68,500 tons in January, according to surveys by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The number is 41% higher than that recorded in the first month of 2019, when 48,500 tons were shipped.

Sales revenue was $ 164.1 million, a result 78.9% higher than the balance recorded in January 2019, with $ 91.7 million.

China remained the flagship of Brazilian exports. Destination of 30.6 thousand tons (45% of the total), the Asian country increased its imports by 252% in comparison with the same period last year, with 8.7 thousand tons.

“Chinese demand remained high throughout January. It is an important factor in boosting Brazilian exports ”, analyzes Francisco Turra, president of ABPA.

Other markets also kept pace with sales. This is the case of Hong Kong, whose imports increased by 93% in the same comparative period. Vietnam also increased imports by 330%.

“Despite the notable Chinese influence, other destinations in Asia and South America helped to maintain the strong increase in the monthly result, which is the largest historical balance ever recorded during January and points to a positive result in 2020”, analyzes Ricardo Santin, executive director of ABPA.

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