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Chicken export revenues grew 5.7% in November – ABPA

Francisco Turra


Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) reported that the income from exports of chicken meat (considering all products, ‘in natura’ and processed) presented an increase of 5.7% in November of this year, in the comparison with the same period of the last year. In total, shipments last month generated a balance of US$ 558.5 million  (528.2 million  in November 2016).

In the first eleven months of the year, the accumulated balance grew 7%, with a total of US $ 6,713 million ( US $ 6,273 billion in the first eleven months of 2016)

In tons, there was shrinkage of 0.8% in volumes shipped last month, with a total of 325.6 thousand tons – against 328.2 thousand tons in November last year. In the accumulated of the year (January to November) 3,999 million tons were shipped, a volume 0.56% lower than that obtained the previous year, with 4,021 million tons.

“The decrease in the pace of shipments is the result of specific adjustments in the imports of certain markets in the Middle East and the European Union, at the same time, there was a consistent growth in imports from South Africa, Iraq, Libya and Jordan,” analyzes Francisco Turra, ABPA CEO.

Brazilian exports of natural pork totaled 45.8 thousand tons, a result 21.4% lower than that registered in the same period last year, with 58.3 thousand tons. In revenues, there was a 27.6% retraction, with US $ 110.7 million.

In the year (January to November), the sector accumulated an increase of 8.9% in revenues, with 1.363 million dollars, against 1.251 million dollars in the same period of the previous year. In the same comparative period, shipments recorded a 6.3% drop in volumes, with 548.7 thousand this year, against 585.6 thousand tons in the first eleven months of 2016.

“There was a readjustment in the import levels of importers from Asia, such as China, Singapore and Hong Kong, which influenced the result of the month, while Uruguay and Angola increased their purchases in November”, highlights the vice president of markets, Ricardo Santin.