Brazil duck meat shipments grow 18.9% in 2023

Sector revenue increased 24.4% in the year
calendar icon 24 January 2024
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Duck meat exports from Brazil grew in 2023, according to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA). 

During the year, 3,507 tons of the product were shipped, a volume that exceeds by 18.9% the total exported in the same period of 2022, with 2,950 tons.

Revenue generated by exports in the 12 months of 2023 reached US$ 13.7 million, a performance 24.4% higher than the US$11 million obtained in the previous year.

In the month of December alone, 484 tons were shipped, a number 171.7% higher than the total exported in the same period of 2022, with 178 tons. Revenue obtained in the month reached US$ 1.7 million, a performance 115.6% higher than the balance of the twelfth month of 2022.

"The sector has invested in strengthening its international image through actions through the Brazilian Duck sector brand," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. "The growth in foreign sales of this segment of high added value and premium products has a direct influence on the sectoral strategy, which should continue to generate important foreign exchange revenues for Brazil."

The largest importer of Brazilian products, Saudi Arabia was the destination of 986 tons in 2023, a volume 2% lower than in 2022. On the other hand, the United Arab Emirates imported 916 tons, a number 32% higher, according to the same comparative period. Other highlights were Qatar, with 422 tons (+38%), Mexico, with 266 tons (+11%) and Japan, with 238 tons (+54%).

“The Brazilian brand’s international diffusion strategy will remain strong in 2024, especially in actions at international fairs," said Luís Rua, markets director at ABPA. "This, especially in the Middle East, which is our main market. In February, we will hold duck shawarma [a typical Arabic sandwich] tastings and promote our image during Gulfood, the largest food fair in the Middle East."

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