Brazil shipments of chicken meat grow 6.6% in July

Chicken meat sales totalled 432.1 thousand tons
calendar icon 11 August 2023
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Surveys by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of chicken meat totalled 432.1 thousand tons in July, up 6.6% over last year, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

The revenue generated by shipments reached $858.7 million, a number 3.7% lower than that recorded in the same period last year, with $892 million.

From January to July, chicken meat exports totalled 3,061 million tons, a volume 8.2% higher than the balance recorded in 2022, with 2,828 million tons.

In revenue, sales of the sector in the first seven months of the year reach $6,027 billion, a performance 7.2% higher than the total recorded in 2022, with $5,620 billion.

The main destination of chicken meat exports from Brazil, China imported 50.8 thousand tons in July, a number 35% higher than that recorded in the same period last year. Then came the United Arab Emirates imported 46.4 thousand tons (+23%) and Japan, with 37.5 thousand tons (+7%). Sales to South Africa were also highlighted in the month, with a total of 25.7 thousand tons (+73%).

"The flow to the main chicken meat markets in Brazil continues at a positive pace and with the prospect of historical balances," said ABPA president, Ricardo Santin. "We have recorded average monthly shipments above 435 thousand tons and monthly revenue above $860 million. These are numbers that confirm ABPA's expectations for the year."

Brazil's largest exporter, Paraná embarked 179.30 thousand tons in July, a number 14.6% higher compared to the same period in 2022. Secondly, Santa Catarina exported 90.3 thousand tons (+3.4%). Then came Rio Grande do Sul, with 63.8 thousand tons (+3.5%), São Paulo, with 23 thousand tons (-3.1%), Goiás, with 18.9 thousand tons (+12.9%) and Mato Grosso do Sul, with 13.5 thousand tones (-1.7%).

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