Chicken meat exports remain high in 2020


Shipments to Saudi Arabia and the European Union present the highest increases in October

Surveys by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) show that Brazilian chicken meat exports remain high in the first 10 months in 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. In all, 3.498 million tons were shipped between January and October this year, against 3.490 million tonnes last year.

In revenue, sales in the sector totaled US $ 5.066 billion, 13% less than in the first ten months of 2019, with US $ 5.820 billion.

In the monthly comparison, 319.7 thousand tons were exported in the tenth month of 2020, a number 9.4% lower than the 353 thousand tons exported in the same period of 2019. The result in dollars of October shipments reached US $ 446.8 million, 21.2% less than in the same month of the previous year, with US $ 567 million.

China remains the main destination for Brazilian chicken meat in 2020. In total, 564 thousand tons were exported between January and October this year, a number 24% higher than that recorded in the same period in 2019. Other highlights of Asia are South Korea, with 109.5 thousand tons (+ 7%), and Singapore, with 106.4 thousand tons (+ 32%).

Considering only the month of October, Saudi Arabia was the main highlight, with 44.9 thousand tons shipped in the period, a number 22% higher than that recorded in the same period of 2019. Other highlights in the month were the European Union, with 21.2 thousand tons (+ 29%) and South Africa, with 23.3 thousand tons (+ 5%).

“Despite the impacts felt by the lack of Mexico and the Philippines in sales this month compared to October 2019, international exports generally remain at levels equivalent to that seen in 2019. The gradual resumption of shipments to Saudi Arabia and the the increase in volumes sent to Europe indicate greater capillarity in the sector’s shipments ”, says Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

Among the states, Paraná continues to be the largest exporter, with 1.366 million tons between January and October (+ 0.91%), followed by Santa Catarina, with 808 thousand tons (-26.3%), Rio Grande do Sul, with 559.8 thousand tons (+ 19.9%) and Goiás, with 176.2 thousand tons (+ 37.1%).

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