Brazilian beef exports rose 21.5% in the first half of 2022, when compared to the same period last year. According to data from the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries (ABIEC), shipments reached 1.06 million tons in the first semester.
In revenues, there was a 52% rise, to USD 6.2 billion, due to the increase in volume and in prices in the international market. From January to June, the average price of the protein grew 25.1%, from USD 4,600 to USD 5,800 per ton.
“The numbers show that Brazilian beef is gaining more and more space in the international market, thanks not only to the quality of its product, but also to the positioning of the country as an important trading partner for other nations, other than a competitor”, says Antônio Jorge Camardelli, president of ABIEC.
In the first half of 2022, Brazil exported beef to 132 countries. Among the main buyers, China increased its imports by 35%, to 540,000 tons.
The United States, the second-largest buyer, imported 83% more meat in the period, reaching 78,000 tons.
Imports from Egypt, the third-largest buyer, achieved around 71,000 tons (+232%) in the first six months of 2022.
Shipments to Israel also registered an increase, of 50% in volume, reaching 22,000 tons. Imports from the European Union grew 16.4%, to 36,500 tons.