Brazil: Chicken meat exports increased 2.1 percent in August
August export revenue reached US$ 831 million, a number 9.9% lower than the total reached in the same period of 2022, with US$ 922.1 million.
In the accumulated result for the year (January to August), shipments of chicken meat totaled 3,508 million tons, a volume 7.4% higher than that registered in the first eight months of last year, with 3,266 million tons.
As for the balance in dollars, the accumulated increase in 2023 reached 4.8%, with US$ 6.858 billion this year, and US$ 6.542 billion in the same comparative period in 2022.
In the ranking of the main destinations for exports from Brazil, China (largest importer) imported 52.8 thousand tons exported in August, a number 32.5% higher than that registered in the same period last year. Next are the United Arab Emirates, with 47.3 thousand tons (+30.2%) and Saudi Arabia, 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%).
"Sales of chicken meat in Brazil remain at indicative levels for total sales this year above five million tons. This month, in addition to the increase identified in shipments to several markets, the increases in sales to the three largest destinations for the Brazilian product are highlighted", advises the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.
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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