Brazil chicken meat exports grow 2.1% in August

Shipments have increased 7.4% this year
calendar icon 11 September 2023
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Surveys by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of chicken meat totalled 446.8 thousand tons in August, an increase of 2.1% over last year.

August export revenue reached $831 million, which is 9.9% lower than the total reached in the same period of 2022 ($922.1 million).

Between January and August, shipments of chicken meat totalled 3.508 million tons, a volume 7.4% higher than that registered in the first eight months of last year.

China was Brazil's largest importer, with 52.8 thousand tons exported in August. Exports to China are 32.5% higher than that recorded in the same period last year. 

Brazil's next most important buyers are the United Arab Emirates with 47.3 thousand tons (+30.2%), and Saudi Arabi, with 37.2 thousand tons (+12.6%). Japan, which has already reestablished imports of chicken meat from Espírito Santo and Santa Catarina, imported 29.6 thousand tons (-25.4%).

"Brazil's chicken meat sales continue at indicative levels for total sales this year above five million tons. This month, in addition to the increase identified in shipments to various markets, the increases in sales to the three largest destinations of the Brazilian product gain special emphasis ," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA.

Among the main exporting states, Paraná remains the leader in shipments, with 179.4 thousand tons exported in August, a figure 5.3% higher than that registered in the same period last year. Next are Santa Catarina, with 98.2 thousand tons (+8.7%) and Rio Grande do Sul, with 65.8 thousand tons (+3.4%).

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