Brazil chicken exports close 1st semester with 8.5% increase

China remains the main export destination
calendar icon 13 July 2023
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Brazilian exports of chicken meat totalled 2.629 million tons in the first half of 2023, reported the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). International sales made in the first six months of 2022 totalled 2.423 million tons, up 8.5%.

The accumulated revenue over the first half reached US$ 5.168 billion, a balance that exceeds by 9.3% the numbers accumulated between January and June 2022, with US$ 4.28 billion.

Brazilian exports of chicken meat reached 446.2 thousand tons in June, 3.2% higher than recorded sales in the same period of 2022. The revenue generated by exports reached US$ 887.5 million, a number 6.7% lower than the US$ 951.7 million recorded in June 2022.

China remains the main destination for Brazilian chicken, with 390.7 thousand tons imported between January and June (surpassing by 33% the result achieved in the first half of 2022). Next are Japan, with 219.8 thousand tons (+8.5%), United Arab Emirates, with 200.1 thousand tons (-18.3%), South Africa, with 189.7 thousand tons (+16.5%) and Saudi Arabia, with 176.8 thousand tons (+8.4%).

Among the exporting states, Paraná remains in the lead, with 1,090 million tons in the first six months of this year (+11.1% compared to the first half of 2022), followed by Santa Catarina, with 545.5 thousand tons (+7.44%), Rio Grande do Sul, with 372.7 thousand tons (-1.9%), São Paulo, with 151.4 thousand tons (+17%) and Goiás, with 12

"Throughout this year we have recorded elevations in practically all export destinations in Brazil, especially in Asia," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. "The positive behaviour of exports at average monthly levels close to 440,000 tons is an important signal of the confidence of the markets in the quality of the product, in the biosafety of production and in the transparency and effectiveness of the work of the Ministry of Agriculture and other agencies in Brazil on the monitoring of avian influenza."

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