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Brazilian Poultry Exports Down Compared to a Year Ago

18 December 2013

BRAZIL - Poultry exports (including chickens, eggs, turkeys, ducks, chicks and fertile eggs) totaled 3.735 million tons between January and November 2013, down 1.1 per cent compared to the same period last year, figures from the Brazilian Poultry Union (UBABEF) have revealed. However, revenues grew 3.9 per cent to US$7.9 billion.

It is expected that exports of the domestic poultry will reache a total of 4.082 million tons, a result 1.35 per cent lower than the volume achieved in 2012. The sum total of revenue from exports of poultry is forecast to reach 8.58 billion, 2.6 per cent higher as compared to the balance of last year.

According to UBABEF President Francisco Turra, there was a sharp drop in revenue from shipments of eggs and turkey meat, minimising overall balance by the good performance seen in exports of chicken and genetic material.

According to Mr Turra, export of eggs was strongly influenced by bureaucratic problems that halted exports to Angola, the main importer of Brazilian products.

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