In the first seven months of 2021, Brazil exported 665,400 tons of pork, an increase of 14.76% compared to the same period in 2020. In terms of revenue, the result was 24.8% above that registered last year and reached US$1.6 billion.
China imported 348.4 thousand tons of Brazilian pork in 2021, 23.5% more than for the same period last year. With a significant increase of 80% in imports, Chile purchased another 37.7 thousand tons of Brazilian protein. Uruguay (25 thousand tons, +8.6%), Angola (18.2 thousand tons, +4%), Argentina (16.2 thousand tons, +85.2%) and the Philippines (13.5 thousand tons, + 197%) also joined the list of main importers.
According to ABPA, the rise in production costs also drives the increase in export revenue. In addition, sanitary problems in Asia continue to pressure the demand of countries in the region for animal protein from other nations, including Brazil. “At the same time, the countries of South America have been looking for support in our productive sector to complement their domestic offer, favoring the expectation of a year-end at export levels once again above 1 million tons”, explains Ricardo Santin, president of the organization.