Chicken meat exports grow 15.3% in April

11/05/2021

Accumulated sales record 4.92% increase in 2021

Surveys by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) show that Brazilian chicken meat exports (considering all products, between fresh and processed) grew 15.3% in April, totaling 395.7 thousand tons – against 343.3 thousand tons registered in the same period of 2020.

Revenue from shipments in the fourth month of 2021 reached US $ 610 million – the best performance recorded in the last 16 months – exceeding by 18.2% the result obtained in April 2020, with US $ 515.9 million.

In the accumulated result for the year (January to April), the total exported by the sector reached 1.432 million tons, a volume 4.92% higher than that reached in the first four-month period of 2020, with 1.365 million tons.

The dollar balance of exports reached US $ 2.169 billion, a number 0.9% higher than that registered in the same period last year, with US $ 2.151 billion.

Among the more than 140 countries importing chicken meat from Brazil, shipments to South Africa were highlighted in April, with 26.4 thousand tons (+ 30.6% in relation to the same period in 2020), European Union, with 18.5 thousand tons (+ 26.7%), Philippines, with 16.2 thousand tons (+ 170%), Russia, with 13 thousand tons (+ 140.1%), South Korea, with 12.3 thousand tons (29.6%) and Mexico, with 10.3 thousand tons (+ 5445%).

Still in April, Paraná, the country’s main exporting state, shipped 156.1 thousand tons (+ 10.91% in relation to April 2020), followed by Santa Catarina, with 84.1 thousand tons (+11.93 %), Rio Grande do Sul, with 61.4 thousand tons (+ 11.3%), Goiás, with 20.6 thousand tons (+ 46.25%) and São Paulo, with 18.7 thousand tons (+4 , 74%).

“In addition to the traditional markets, we have followed the resumption of certain markets, such as Mexico, and the growth in the levels of purchases of nations such as Russia and the Philippines. Preliminary indications show that this level of exports should be repeated in May. These are numbers that help to reduce the losses generated by the productive sector, with strong speculation and high production costs, mainly due to the prices of corn and soybeans ”, says ABPA president, Ricardo Santin.

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