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Brazil is World's Largest Exporter of Poultry to South Africa

04 April 2016

BRAZIL - Brazil is now the world's largest supplier of poultry meat to South Africa, with sales to the country totalling 132.8 million USD.

In 2015, the African country imported $365.7 million of this protein, of which $132.8 million were purchased in the Brazilian market (36.3 per cent).

According to the Secretariat of Agribusiness International Relations (SRI) of the Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA), Brazil's participation was lower in 2014, with 31.5 per cent, a total of US $374.6 million.

Brazil achieved the largest exporter position even with the increase in import tariffs of whole chicken from 27 per cent to 82 per cent, and on cuts from 5 per cent to 12 per cent, applied by the South African government from 2013 due to anti-dumping measures.

Brazil has had an agricultural official in South Africa since 2010.

"The presence of a Brazilian expert in the country intensifies opening of negotiations for new markets and contributes to the study of strategic information, essential for the promotion of exports," said MAPA's secretary of International Agribusiness Relations, Tatiana Palermo.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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