Brazil has also developed in pork exports. In June, the country reached the mark of 108.8 thousand tons, 13.2% higher than the result achieved in the same period in 2020. According to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), this is the second-best yearly result, trailing only March, when 109.2 thousand tons of the protein were shipped. In revenue terms, the number is a record, with a US$ 270.2 million generated out of the negotiations.
Between January and June 2021, 562.7 thousand tons were shipped, a volume 17.39% higher than that registered for the same period last year, when 479.4 thousand tons were exported.
For ABPA, the economic activity return in several regions of the world and the lower offer in competing countries have led Brazil to increase its participation in the global pork trade.
China continues to be the main export destination, importing 58,800 tons last month, 29.2% higher than in June 2020. The other June highlights were Chile, with 5,300 tons (+45, 4%), Vietnam, with 3.7 thousand tons (+38.3%), Philippines, with 2.8 thousand tons (+371.2%) and Argentina, with 2.2 thousand tons (+326.6% ).