Brazil will remain the largest poultry exporter in the world, with a 6% increase in shipments in 2023, according to estimates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The report states that external sales should total 5 million tons next year, accounting for 34% of the country’s total production – which should reach a new record, 14.85 million (3% above the forecast for 2022).
“The Brazilian market anticipates that its producers will continue to benefit from robust global demand, which has been reinforced by a decrease in the global supply due to the spread of Avian Influenza in several key producers around the world, the current conflict in Ukraine, and surging prices of animal feed,” says the USDA.
China will continue to be the main buyer of Brazilian chicken, but the report also highlights the country’s efforts to increase its exports to the Arab countries – with the government trying to open new markets in the region.
Furthermore, it predicts that the removal of import tariffs in Mexico and the lifting of anti-dumping measures against Brazil in South Africa also indicate growth in exports to those markets.
Domestic consumption of chicken meat in Brazil is estimated at 9.85 million tons in 2023, 2% higher than expected for 2022.