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Arabs Still Top for Brazilian Poultry Exports

by 5m Editor
14 January 2011, at 9:00am

BRAZIL - Revenues from Brazilian exports to the Middle East reached US$2.2 billion last year, an increase of 13 per cent from 2009. Brazil exported poultry worth a total of $6.8 billion.

The Middle East has remained the top market for Brazilian poultry in 2010, reports Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA). According to information disclosed yesterday (13 January) by the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), revenues from exports to the region reached US$2.233 billion, an increase of 13 per cent over 2009. The volume shipped, however, dropped slightly, by 0.1 per cent, and reached 1.365 million tonnes.

Overall, Brazil exported the equivalent of $6.808 billion in poultry in 2010, an increase of 17 per cent from the previous year. A total of 3.819 million tonnes were shipped, 5.1 per cent more than in 2009. The higher growth in revenues, according to the organization, took place as a result of the increased price of exported product.

After the Middle East, volume-wise, the leading targets of the product last year were, in this order, Asia, Africa, the European Union and other European countries. In terms of revenues, the European Union ranked third.

Ubabef has also disclosed data on egg exports. A total of 27,721 tonnes were shipped, a 25 per cent decline from 2009. Revenues totalled $41 million, a drop of 17.6 per cent.

Africa and the Middle East were the two leading target regions for Brazilian eggs, and Angola and the United Arab Emirates were the top buying countries.

The Middle East was also the leading target market for Brazilian exports of duck and goose meat, having purchased 1,849 tonnes.