Brazilian poultry protein exports to the United Arab Emirates grew 45% from January to August this year compared to the same period in 2021, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
In total, Brazil exported 3.266 million tons of poultry in the first eight months of the year, a volume 7.1% higher than the one recorded in the same period last year. In revenue, the increase was 33.7% in the same comparison, with USD 6.542 billion reported from January to August 2022.
The Arab country was one of the highlights in sales for the period, buying 319,000 tons of Brazilian poultry.
“The global scenario is highly demanding for Brazil’s animal protein, with a particular emphasis on poultry exports, which have pressured prices worldwide,” said the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.
Besides the UAE, the main highlights among buyers in the period were Japan, with purchases of 277,600 tons (an increase of 2%), and the Philippines, which acquired 165,000 tons, up 47% from the same months of 2021.
The European Union also increased purchases by 29% (163,200 tons), while South Korea imported 63% more, with 124,300 tons.