Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, including fresh and processed) totaled 396,900 tons in August, reports the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).
The volume is about 59,800 tonnes above the average of exports recorded in 2018. In comparison with the previous year, the number is 4.6% lower than the 416,200 tons shipped in August 2017 – best monthly performance the sector in the past year.
Revenue from exports obtained in August totaled $ 633.8 million, 7.9% lower balance to US $ 687.9 million held in the eighth month of 2017.
In the year 2018, industry sales reach 2.697 million tons, 7.7% lower than 2921 tons shipped between January and August 2017. In revenues, the balance reached US $ 4.309 billion, performance 11.8% lower than the US $ 4.885 billion.
“South Africa has emerged as a major importer of chicken meat month, with shipments approaching the 40 000 tons in the period. The monthly performance of the sector, with strong sales to certain markets in Africa and Asia and a notable reduction of the difference of total exports accumulated in the months of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017 reinforce the projections outlined by ABPA a forecast of total exports in 2017 around 4.2 million tonnes, “says Francisco Turra, president of ABPA.
Pig meat in natura – Sales of pork in natura in August totaled 54,100 tonnes, 8% lower than the 58,800 tons shipped in the same period last year. The August revenue reached US $ 98.2 million, 31.3% fewer than the US $ 143 million in the eighth month of 2017.
In the accumulated surplus from January to August, exports reached 347,800 tons, 13.3% less than the 401,300 tons shipped between January and August 2017. In revenues, the balance of the year reached US $ 717.6 million, 28.7% lower number than the total obtained between January and August last year, with US $ 1 billion.
“Designing sales of other products that make up the overall export of pork in August, industry shipments should exceed 63 000 tonnes in the month. Sales to China and Hong Kong follow at a high pace, reducing the gap left by the suspension of sales to Russia, “says Ricardo Santin, executive director of ABPA.