Poultry exports (in natura and processed) from Brazil totaled 420.9 thousand tons in January. The volume is a record for the month and represents an increase of 20.6% compared to the same month last year, according to data from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
Revenues from exports grew 38.9% in the period, reaching USD 856.6 million.
Among the main destinations, China purchased 60.2 thousand tons of Brazilian poultry meat in January (+24.7%), followed by Japan, with 37.7 thousand tons (+23.1%), Saudi Arabia, with 32.4 thousand tons (+111.3%), South Africa, with 29.5 thousand tons (+15.7%) and the European Union, with 21.8 thousand tons (+20.4%).
“There was an increase in sales in virtually all major destinations for poultry exports from Brazil. The international context, with supply pressure due to the Avian Influenza presence in several territories, among other reasons, increased the demand for the Brazilian product”, said the director of Markets at ABPA, Luis Rua, in a statement.
He points out, however, that despite the increase in revenue in dollars, there is still strong pressure from production costs, which could influence sales in dollars in the coming months.