Brazil's cotton, beef exports hit record in October

Brazil exported record volumes of cotton and beef in October, reflecting a record cotton crop and higher Chinese demand.


Argus Media

04 November 2019


Cotton shipments reached 273,400 metric tons (t) in October, 68pc up from a year earlier...


... Shipments of beef, of which Brazil is one of the largest global exporters, reached 160,100t in October from 135,940t in the same month last year. Year to date October, exports were at 1.22mn t, an 11pc gain versus the same period in 2018.


The increase comes as China has been demanding more protein to make up for the local reduction in the pig herd prompted by the African Swine Fever (ASF). In September, the Asian country had already authorized 17 Brazilian beef plants to ship beef to China.


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