SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian chicken exports reached 432,500 tonnes in June, up 8.8% year-on-year and the third-highest volume in history, the Brazilian Protein Association said on Tuesday. Animal (ABPA), citing boost from higher sales to Middle Eastern countries, which more than offset a drop to China.
With the positive performance and a scenario of global food inflation, revenue from June shipments grew 46.3% to $951.7 million.
Total exports for the first half reached 2.423 million tonnes, up 8% from the first six months of 2021, the data showed.
In revenue, the increase for the semester is 36%, with 4.728 billion dollars.
“Global food inflation and the effects of production costs, as well as the consequences for international trade of the numerous outbreaks of avian influenza in various parts of the world, had a direct influence on the result of Brazilian exports of chicken meat in June,” he said. in a note the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.
According to him, external suppliers face difficulties to maintain the levels of local production. On the other hand, they demand volumes from countries like Brazil.
Sales to China, the largest importer of chicken meat from Brazil, totaled 46,500 tonnes in the month, down 18% year-on-year.
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia acquired 39 thousand tons (+69%), Japan, with 37.1 thousand tons (+3%) and the United Arab Emirates, with 35.6 thousand tons (+18%), among highlights.
(By Nayara Figueiredo)
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