Brazil is set for record pork exports in 2020


Over the first nine months of the year, the South American producer exceeded the volumes shipped abroad in 2019.

Posted on Oct 13 ,08:01

Brazil is set for record pork exports in 2020

Brazilian pork exports increased 33% in September compared to the same period last year, totalling 86,500 tonnes of fresh and processed products, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). As a result, shipments for the first nine months of 2020 have already exceeded the total accumulated in 2019 - 764.9 thousand tonnes against 750 thousand tonnes last year.
“We have good expectations for maintaining this pace over the next few months. The indications strengthen ABPA's forecasts of reaching a number close to 1 million tonnes exported in 2020," declared Ricardo Santin, President of ABPA. In revenue, exports generated $ 188.5 million in September, a figure 34% higher than the same month last year. In the accumulated result for the year, the partial results of 2020 also surpass those of the entire 2019 - $ 1.677 billion this year, against $ 1.577 billion in the previous year, according to Reuters.
Mainland China remains the main market for Brazilian pork, with 376,700 tonnes imported this year (+133%). Also, Hong Kong accounted for 131,600 tonnes of pork imported from Brazil.

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