Brazilian exports of pork (considering all products) accrue export revenues 17.6% higher in 2017, compared to the first nine months of 2016, reports the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). Sales made between January and September totaled US $ 1.248 billion. In the same period last year, $ 1,061 million was obtained.
The volumes shipped between January and September reached 530.8 thousand tons, 3.8% less than the one obtained the previous year, with 551.9 thousand tons.
In the monthly comparison, September sales reached 61 thousand tons, a performance 16.7% lower than the one registered in the ninth month of 2016, with 73 thousand tons (the highest monthly result already recorded by Brazilian pork exports) . With shipments in September, the sector earned 139.9 million dollars, 16.7% less than the same month last year, with 168 million dollars.
The main importer of pork from Brazil, Russia was destined to 210.3 thousand tons between January and September, a performance of 11.7% higher than that obtained in the same period last year (188.4 thousand tons).
“Russia has increased its purchases and participation in Brazil’s total exports, accounting for 40.8% of Brazilian sales in 2017. The strong relationship we built with the Russian market was especially notable this year,” said Francisco Turra, executive of ABPA.
In second place, Hong Kong (main destination of Asia) imported 112.2 thousand tons, 10.8% in relation to the first nine months of 2016 (with 125,900 tons).
Among the importers in the Americas, Argentina was the target of 23,500 tons between January and September of this year, 48.7% higher than the previous year (15.8 thousand tons).
The largest importer among the African countries, for Angola, was shipped 23.2 thousand tons between January and September (+ 14%, against 20.4 thousand tons in 2016).
Newly opened for exports of FMD-free states with vaccination, and adding a new product to the pattern – bone-in pork – the Singapore market recorded a 2.3% increase in imports in 2017, with 24.9 thousand tons – against 24.4 thousand tons between January and September of last year.
“With the opening to new products and new export areas of Brazil, Singapore is expected to assume an even more expressive role in our exports from 2018. Today it is the fourth largest importer, responsible for 4.8% of the total Brazilian shipments this year, “says Ricardo Santin, ABPA’s vice president of markets.