Shipments of chicken meat register a slight increase in February

09/03/2021

Sales to Saudi Arabia stand out in the month

The Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) informs that Brazilian chicken meat exports (between fresh and processed) totaled 348.8 thousand tons in February, a volume 0.1% higher in relation to the same period last year, with 348.4 thousand tons exported.

Sales revenue in the second month of the year reached US $ 521.7 million, 5.8% less than in the same period last year, with US $ 553.8 million.

In the first two months, international sales in the sector reached 640.4 thousand tons, 4.7% less than in the same period in 2020, with 672.7 thousand tons. The balance of exports in the first two months of the year reached US $ 956.1 million, a number 11.7% lower than that registered in the previous year, with US $ 1.082 billion.

“The performance of exports to traditional markets in the Middle East and Europe made it possible to repeat this year the good result achieved in the second month of last year, and indicate a positive pace in international sales in March,” says Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

The main highlight of the month was sales to Saudi Arabia, which increased its imports by 19.5% in February, reaching 43.8 thousand tons. Also noteworthy were exports to South Africa, with 29 thousand tons (+ 36.4%), to Libya, with 9 thousand tons (+ 8.6%), to the Philippines, with 8.9 thousand tons ( + 10.8%), and for the United Kingdom, with 7.9 thousand tons (+ 15.1%).

The main exporting state, Paraná shipped 137.8 thousand tons in February, a number 0.82% higher than that recorded in the same period in 2020. In the second position, Santa Catarina exported 80.8 thousand tons (-8.12%). Third, Rio Grande do Sul shipped 53.1 thousand tons (-0.64%).

MULTIMEDIA: analysis by ABPA president, Ricardo Santin.

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