Brazilian exports of beef and pork (in natura and processed) increased in the first month of 2023, compared to January 2022.
Sales of beef totaled 183.8 thousand tons in the period, a growth of 17%, according to the Brazilian Association of Meatpacking Companies (Abrafrigo).
The average price of shipped products, however, was 8.6% below the average for the same month last year, at USD 4,630.
Nevertheless, total export revenues amounted to USD 851.2 million in January, 7% more than in the same period of 2022.
Pork exports rose by 19.6% in the period, to 74.6 thousand tons, with a strong increase in purchases by China, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
The Asian country bought 41.6 thousand tons of the product, 32.5% more than in January 2022. Other highlights were Hong Kong, with 7.1 thousand tons (+5.5%), Chile, with 6.5 thousand tons (+53%), and Singapore, with 4.7 thousand tons (+37.7%).
Revenues from the pork sector with exports in January totaled USD 212.4 million, 32.1% higher than that registered in the same month of last year.