World Eats Chicken Again and Brazil Earns 52% More Exporting Poultry

BRAZIL - The largest foreign market for Brazilian chicken continues to be the Middle East. The Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef) informed this Tuesday, October 9, that 718,000 tons of the product were shipped to that region from January to September this year.
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This represents an increase of 40% in comparison with the same period last year. Exports totaled US$ 924 million, 70% more than in the first nine months of 2006.

Second in the ranking, according to the Abef, is the European Union, which imported 402,000 tons, a 40% increase over the period ranging from January to September last year. Shipments to the region yielded US$ 900 million, a 75% increase using the same basis for comparison.

Exports to Asia totaled 590,000 tons, 6% more, and revenues obtained reached US$ 845 million, an increase of 26%, still according to the Abef.

The African continent imported 175,000 tons of chicken, a 7% reduction in comparison with the first nine months of 2006. Revenues from shipments to Africa, though, rose by 20% to reach US$ 153 million.

Source: BrazzilMagazine

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