Brazilian exports of beef, chicken and pork rose in August, when compared to the same month last year, according to data from the Ministry of Economy and sector associations.
Brazil exported 230,200 tons of beef last month, an increase of 8.6%. Revenue from exports rose 15.8% to USD 1.36 billion.
According to Abrafrigo, a Brazilian meat association, the growth was driven by purchases from China to build stocks before the Lunar New Year celebrations. The Asian country bought 131.9 thousand tons of the product in the period.
Brazilian exports of chicken meat (in natura and processed) totaled 437,800 tons in August, 15.3% higher than in the same month last year, announced the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
“With a sensitive sanitary framework in several markets, Brazil has reaped the rewards of remaining free of Avian Influenza. We predict record shipments in 2022, close to 5 million tons in the 12 months of the year. All of this without affecting the supply to the domestic market”, said the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, in a statement.
The revenue from chicken meat exports totaled USD 922.1 million last month, 36.1% above August 2021.
Asian markets, like the Philippines and South Korea, have been increasing their share of chicken exports from Brazil.
The association also announced that the country exported 116,300 tons of pork (both in natura and processed) in August, the largest volume ever exported by the Brazilian swine sector in a single month. The result was influenced by a strong growth in Chinese imports.
The volume exported was 27.7% higher when compared to August 2021. Revenue from shipments rose 28.7%, to USD 269 million.
“The significant increase in pork sales to China in August adds to the good results in markets such as Chile, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, which took second place in the ranking of main destinations for Brazilian exports in August,” according to Santin.