Brazil and World
FAO estimates an increase of 5% in meat imports
World meat imports are projected to increase by 5% in 2019 compared to 2018. The projection for an increase of 1.5 million tons is from the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
The main importer is still China, which this year may achieve a considerable increase to fill the gap left by African Swine Fever. According to the FAO, the increase should be close to 20%. Pork represents 40% of the total imports by the Asian country.
From the 13,880 million tons forecast, 38.7% will be chicken meat, followed by beef with 31.3% and pork with 26.4%.