NOTÍCIAS / Chicken meat exports grow 21.3% with higher sales to China
  • Chicken meat exports grow 21.3% with higher sales to China

    São Paulo – Surveys by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, including in natura and processed) totaled 418.5 thousand tons in September, a number that surpassed by 21.3 % shipments made in the same period of 2020, with 345 thousand tons.
    The good performance of exports generated revenues of US$ 730.5 million, a result 52.5% higher than the US$ 479 million registered in September 2020.

    In the accumulated result for the year (January to September), chicken meat exports totaled 3.466 million tons, a performance 9% higher than shipped in the first nine months of 2020, with 3.178 million tons.
    Thus, the result in dollars of exports reached US$ 5.623 billion, a figure 21.7% higher than the revenue registered in the same period last year, with US$ 4.619 billion.
    “The performance of exports carried out in the third quarter were particularly high, surpassing the monthly average of 400 thousand tons in volume and US$ 700 million in the foreign exchange balance. These are indicators that reinforce ABPA's projections for a year with record results in exports”, assesses Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

    China, the main destination for Brazilian shipments, imported 63.2 thousand tons in September, a volume 20.4% higher than that shipped in the same period last year. Next came Japan, with 46.9 thousand tons (+45.2%), and the United Arab Emirates, with 43.2 thousand tons (+66.3%). Other highlights were the Philippines, with 20.5 thousand tons (+1118.8%), European Union, with 16.9 thousand tons (+20.8%), and Mexico, with 9.2 thousand tons (+348%).
    “The gradual resumption of activities has boosted consumption in several export destinations in Brazil, which is especially notable in the Middle East and Asia, as well as in regions that import more value-added products, such as the case of the European Union. The world supply is in line with demand, which has been supporting international prices and export revenue”, explains Luís Rua, ABPA's director of markets.

    * Information from ABPA