Brazil chicken meat exports grow 0.9% in May

China remains its biggest customer
calendar icon 12 June 2023
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According to surveys conducted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), Brazilian exports of chicken meat - fresh and processed - totalled 433.3 thousand tons in May, up 0.9% over a year earlier when 429.6 thousand tons were shipped.

In revenue, the result of May's sales generated revenue of US$ 867.4 million, a number 4.1% lower than the total recorded in the fifth month of 2022, with US$ 904.6 million.

In the accumulated of the year (January to May), sales of the sector reached a total volume of 2.183 million tons, a volume 9.7% higher than that recorded in the first five months of 2022, with 1.990 million tons.

In revenue, accumulated shipments reach US$ 4.281 billion, a number 13.4% higher than that made between January and May 2022, with US$ 3.776 billion.

Among the main export destinations, China led purchases of chicken meat in 2023 (January to May), with 328 thousand tons between January and May, a volume 32.6% higher than that recorded in the same period of 2022, with 247.4 thousand tons. Other highlights were Japan, with 178.7 thousand tons (+8%), South Africa, with 162.7 thousand tons (+12.1%), Saudi Arabia, with 148.1 thousand tons (+19.4%) and the European Union, with 101.4 thousand tons (+3.4%).

"The maintenance of exports at levels above the monthly record average of 430,000 tons demonstrates the international perception of the responsibility with which the government and the private sector in Brazil have treated the issue of Avian Influenza in wild birds, while also highlighting the confidence of the international market in the Brazilian sanitary status, as well as in our ability to guarantee the supply of products to the various importing countries," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

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