Pork exports are up 40.4% in 2020


Dollar revenue from exports is 48.5% higher this year

Brazilian pork exports (considering all products, between fresh and processed) accumulate in 2020 an increase of 40.4%, with 853.4 thousand tons, according to surveys made by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). In the first 10 months of 2019, the volume exported was 607.7 thousand tons.

In revenue, the accumulated increase in the year reaches 48.5%, with US $ 1.876 billion in 2020, against US $ 1.264 billion in the first 10 months of the previous year.

In the month of October alone, Brazilian pork sales abroad reached 88.5 thousand tons, a number 21.5% higher than that registered in the same period of 2019, with 72.8 thousand tons. Dollar revenue from shipments for the month reached US $ 199.4 million, a result 24.5% higher than in the same comparative period, with US $ 160.1 million in October 2019.

Among the five largest pork importers, China remains the main highlight, with 423.2 thousand tons shipped in the first ten months of 2020, a volume 123% higher than in the same period of the previous year. In the same comparative period, Hong Kong imported 143,100 tons (+ 10%). Singapore and Vietnam were destinations of, respectively, 45.5 thousand tons (+ 57%) and 36.9 thousand tons (+ 222%). Chile, in fifth place, imported 33,500 tons (-10%).

“Sustained sales to Asia, especially to destinations impacted by African Swine Fever health crises. The trend is for continuity of this scenario, a trend for total projections of 1 million tons shipped from Brazil in the 12 months of this year ”, says Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

Exports by state, Santa Catarina remains the main exporter in the sector, with 435.7 thousand tons between January and October, 51.6% higher than in 2019. In second place, Rio Grande do Sul exported 215, 6 thousand tons in the same period (+ 25.5%). In the third position, Paraná shipped 117.4 thousand tons in the first 10 months of the year (+ 13.9%).

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