Brazilian poultry exports down 4.7%


Daniel Azevedo, Poultry World

Mar 30, 2021  


Compared to the same period last year, Brazilian poultry exports have decreased by 4.7% in volume during the first 2 months of 2021.


In January and February, overseas sales were down from 672,700 tonnes in 2020 to 640,400 tonnes in 2021. According to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), exporters raked in US$ 956.1 million, 11.7% less than in the previous year (US$ 1.082 billion). These figures include fresh and processed chicken meat. In February, the Brazilian international chicken trade started to recover slightly by 0.1% compared to the same period last year, 348,800 tonnes against 348,400 tonnes. Sales revenue in the second month of the year totalled US$ 521.7 million, 5.8% less than in the same period in 2020.


But not all markets are down: “The performance of exports to traditional markets in the Middle East and Europe looks good and indicates a positive pace in international sales in March,” says ABPA president Ricardo Santin. The main highlight of the month were sales to Saudi Arabia, which increased its imports by 19.5% in February, reaching 43,800 tonnes. Also noteworthy were exports to South Africa, with 29,000 tonnes (+ 36.4%), Libya, with 9,000 tonnes (+ 8.6%), the Philippines, with 8,900 tonnes (+ 10.8%), and United Kingdom, with 7.900 tonnes (+ 15.1%).


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