Brazil poultry genetics sector records 69.3% growth

Export revenue reaches US$ 240 million
calendar icon 24 January 2024
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Brazilian exports of poultry genetics, including one-day-old chicks and fertile eggs, ended the year 2023 with a total of 26.4 thousand tons shipped, according to surveys by the Brazilian Protein Association Animal (ABPA). 

The number is a record and exceeds by 69.3% the total exported in the same period last year, with 15.6 thousand tons.

Revenue from exports from the high added value segment is also a record. In total, US$240 million were generated in the twelve months of 2023, a result 34.2% higher than the total obtained in 2022, with US$178.8 million.

In the month of December 2023 alone, 2.5 thousand tons were exported, a number 45.1% higher than the 1.7 thousand tons shipped in the same period in the twelfth month of the previous year. With this, revenues of US$20.2 million were generated, a balance 2.2% higher than the same comparative period in 2022, with US$19.8 million.

The main destination for exports from Brazil's poultry genetics sector, Mexico imported a total of 13.5 thousand tons in 2023, a number 72.7% higher than that recorded in 2022. Next are Senegal, with 3.7 thousand tons (+11.7%), Paraguay, with 2.7 thousand tons (-2%), South Africa, with 2.3 thousand tons (no comparative records in 2022) and Peru, with 1.4 thousand tons (+ 838.8%).

"The strong performance of the poultry genetics export sector in 2023 is an important indicator of international confidence in the biosecurity of poultry farming in Brazil," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. "On the other hand, it also shows the increased relevance of the Brazilian sector as a safe haven for nations that face health challenges and need to replace squads."

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