Brazil chicken meat exports up over 2023 - ABPA

Average volume shipped this year remains above 2023 levels
calendar icon 11 July 2024
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The average of Brazilian chicken meat exports, including fresh and processed, in 2024 indicates positive results for the year 2024, according to a recent market report from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA). According to the comparative analysis, the average exports recorded this year was 431.4 thousand tons, a number 0.8% higher than the average recorded for the twelve months of last year, with 428.2 thousand tons.

In the monthly survey, chicken meat exports in June totalled 435.9 thousand tons, 2.3% lower than the 446.2 thousand tons shipped in the same period last year. Revenue obtained in the period reached US$793.6 million, a balance 10.6% lower than the total recorded in June 2023, with US$887.5 million.

In the analysis of the semester, chicken meat exports have so far totalled 2.588 million tons, a number 1.6% lower than the total recorded in the first six months of 2023, with 2.629 million tons. Accumulated revenue in the period reached US$4.636 billion, a balance 10.3% lower than that accumulated in the previous year, with US$5.168 billion.

“The slightly negative fluctuation in comparative shipments in June is not enough to compromise the positive moment experienced by chicken meat exports. The fact that the average for the first semester exceeds the general average for 2023, combined with the fact that the second semester is, traditionally, the best period for exports, points to new positive results for the year 2024," said Ricardo Santin, president of ABPA. 

According to the survey, China, the main export destination, imported 276.1 thousand tons in the first half of the year, a number 29% lower than the total recorded in the same period last year. Next are the United Arab Emirates, with 240.1 thousand tons (+20%), Japan, with 214.2 thousand tons (-3%) and Saudi Arabia, with 206 thousand tons (+17%).

In the survey by State, Paraná continues as the main exporter, with 1.076 million tons exported in the first half of this year, a number 1.1% lower than that recorded in 2023. Next are Santa Catarina, with 563.6 thousand tons ( +3.4%), Rio Grande do Sul, with 354.3 thousand tons (-4.74%), São Paulo, with 136.9 thousand tons (-9.4%) and Goiás, with 125.7 thousand tons (+4.6%).

“It is worth highlighting positively the increase in volumes destined for Latin American countries in recent months, at a time when Brazil's main competitor in the international market, the USA, is showing a significant reduction in its exports," said Luis Rua, ABPA markets director. "This has allowed Brazil to reposition itself in strategic markets for products such as chicken legs and breasts, helping to ensure the food security of commercial partners. In turn, Middle Eastern countries maintain high demand for the Brazilian product."

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