Surveys by the Brazilian Animal Proteins Association (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, in natura, inlaid and processed) totaled US $ 2,968 billion between January and May, an increase 9 percent. The balance obtained in the same period last year of US $ 2.722 billion.
Total shipments reached 1.750 million tons, 5.6% less than in the first five months of 2016, 1.854 million tons.
In May, exports totaled 349.9 thousand tons, a volume 11.1% lower than in the same period of last year, with 393.6 thousand tons. In revenue, there was a reduction of 2.6%, with a total of US $ 596.9 million – compared to US $ 612 million recorded in May 2016.
“The industry is still recovering from the effects generated internationally by the misconceptions of the probe “Operation Meat Weak”. Certain markets, such as China, Hong Kong, Kuwait and others, still perform less than in the equivalent period of 2016. It may be worth remembering however that shipments recorded between March and June of last year reached extraordinary levels of around 400,000 tons, And that sales recorded in May this year are within the 2017 average, “said Francisco Turra, chief executive of ABPA.
Pork meat in natura – Brazilian pork meat sales in natura totaled US $ 598.7 million between January and May, a performance 30% higher than that obtained in the same period last year, of US $ 460.6 million. In volume, shipments reached 239.7 thousand tons, 3.3% less than in the same period of 2016, with 247.8 thousand tons.
Considering only the month of May, shipments reached 41.7 thousand tons, 24.4% less volume than in the fifth month of 2016, with 55.2 thousand tons. In revenue, there was a 1% decrease, with US $ 112.3 million – in May 2016, the balancepork meat was US $ 113.4 million.
“As in the poultry sector, several pork importers have withdrawn their purchases. In the case of pork meat, the impacts were more significant, especially among Chinese importers, “said Ricardo Santin ABPA’s vice chairman of Markets.