February egg exports give way to domestic demand

06/03/2020

Protein consumption remains high in Brazil and reduces the first two months of the year

As Brazilian egg exports (considering all products, between raw and processed) totaled 446 tons in February, inform the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The number is 67.7% lower than that registered in the same period of 2019, when 1.38 thousand tons were shipped.

In the same comparative period, the total balance exported US $ 769 thousand, 54.2% less than the second month of last year, with US $ 1,681 million.

In the accumulated result for the year, as eggs reached 1.26 thousand tons, the volume was 57.2% lower in relation to the first two months of 2019, with a total of 2.96 thousand tons. Sales for the period generated revenue of US $ 1.63 million, a balance 51.1% lower than that recorded in the first two months of 2019, with US $ 3.34 million.

“The domestic market continues to absorb practically all production, which reduces the lower volume exported in relation to payment in 2019”, analyzes the executive director of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.

Among the main destinations for Brazilian exports, the United Arab Emirates bloc imported 159 tons in February and a balance of US $ 162 million. Other destinations in Asia, such as Saudi Arabia with 64 tons, Thailand with imports of 55 tons and Japan, 22 tons, contributed to sales in the period.

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