Brazilian meat exports trends higher in March
A new report issued by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) shows that meat exports have begun to recover at the end of Q1. Shipments of beef, pork and chicken rose in volume and in revenue in March compared to the same period last year, according to the official data.
Shipments of fresh, chilled or frozen beef totaled 133,821 tonnes in the third month of 2021, an increase of 5.9% compared to the 125,882 tonnes exported in the same month of the previous year. In revenue, the advance was 11.61%, from $552.9 million a year earlier to $617.2 million last month. Shipments of fresh, chilled and frozen pork totaled 96,822 tonnes, 53% more than in the 63,296 tonnes of March 2020. In terms of sales, the result was 56.6% higher, at $244.3 million, against $155.9 million.
Finally, the export of poultry meat and offal increased 8.47% in revenue and 12% in volume. 367,191 tonnes were shipped in March, compared to 327,706 tonnes in the same month of 2020. The revenue was $550.3 million, compared to $507.3 million in March of the previous year.