Brazil and World
Brazilian pork exports pass the 100 thousand ton mark
Brazilian pork exports exceeded the 100 thousand ton mark for the first time. Among in natura and processed products, shipments totalized 102.4 thousand tons in May, a result that exceeds by 52.2% the volume exported in the same period last year, when 67.2 thousand tons were exported.
From January to May 2020, pork exports reached 383.2 thousand tons, a volume 34% above the same period in 2019, which registered 285.9 thousand tons.
The data are from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), which also reported a 4.5% increase in chicken exports in May. 399.4 thousand tons were shipped this year against 382.2 thousand tons in the same month last year. In the accumulated result of the year, the exported volume reached 1.764 million tons, a result 4.9% higher than that achieved from January to May 2019 (1.681 million).
“China strengthened its position as the main destination for poultry and pork exports, and was one of the impulses for the good performance of shipments in this period. This is a trend that should continue over the next few months in relation to the Asian market”, analyzed Ricardo Santin, executive director at ABPA.