Pork meat exports grow 20.3% in February


Sales to countries in Asia, Africa and South America are on the rise

Brazilian pork exports (considering all products, between fresh and processed) recorded a 20.3% increase in February, informs the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). Altogether, 81.1 thousand tons were exported in the month, against 67.4 thousand tons registered in the same period of 2020.

February sales revenue totaled $ 185.7 million, up 19.9% ​​over the second month of 2020, at $ 154.9 million.

In the total of the first two months, sales of pork reached 144.2 thousand tons, volume 6.12% higher than that obtained in the same period last year, with 135.9 thousand tons. Revenue for the first two months of 2021 totaled US $ 332.3 million, a number 4.1% higher than that recorded in the same period last year, with US $ 319.1 million.

“The international scenario remains highly demanding for pork in Brazil. This, however, has not affected the internal offer of these products, which remains adjusted ”, evaluates Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

The main destination for Brazilian exports, China imported 41,600 tonnes in February, a volume 34% higher than that recorded in the same period in 2020.

Also outstanding in the month were sales to Chile, with 4.5 thousand tons (+ 73.5%), Angola, with 3.4 thousand tons (+ 7.4%), Singapore, with 3.3 thousand tons ( + 43.8%) and Argentina, with 2 thousand tons (+ 15%).

“In addition to the good performance of Asian destinations, this month we had a considerable increase in sales to the nations of South America, with a positive balance in practically all destinations in the region”, evaluates Luís Rua, director of markets at ABPA.

In the survey by state, Santa Catarina continues as the main exporter, with 40.7 thousand tons shipped in February (+ 16.3% in relation to February 2020). Second, Rio Grande do Sul exported 21,300 tons (+ 30%). In the third place, Paraná shipped 11.3 thousand tons (+ 22.4%).

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