In the first quarter of 2022, Brazilians shipped 1.14 million tons abroad, 10.2% more than the same period last year. Only in March, 418,800 tons of chicken meat were shipped from Brazil, 5.7% more than the exported in the same month of 2021.
The data are from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), which reveals that, in terms of revenue, chicken meat reached US$ 2.05 billion (+31.5%) in the first three months of this year. The sanitary status of the country, which has never recorded any avian influenza case, and the reduction in the international supply due to the war in Ukraine, have strengthened the demand for Brazilian protein.
“The Brazilian sector is reinforcing its international presence this year, because of the favorable scenario for imports in the global market, which is suffering the effects of the various outbreaks of avian influenza among large producers and exporters”, said ABPA president, Ricardo Santin.
China returned as the lead purchaser of Brazilian chicken in March, when it imported 60,300 tons of the product, an 8.4% increase from the third month of 2021.
Some other important product destinations were Japan (39.1 thousand tons, +10.6%), United Arab Emirates (36.1 thousand tons, +59.6%), South Africa (33.3 thousand tons, + 11.3%) and Mexico (29.2 thousand tons, +301.9%).