Brazilian poultry exports down in July
July saw 364,600 tonnes of raw and processed poultry products exported from Brazil, down 5,7% year-on-year in July. Export revenues came out to $498.2 million, down 25%, announced the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).
Year-to-date through July, exports increased 0.5% to 2.471 million tonnes, with revenue sliding 11.4% to $3.642 billion. “Shipped volume in July this year was higher than the 2019 average of 351,000 tons a month. Our monthly export results indicate that by the end of the year we will see a higher export volume than in 2019,” said ABPA CEO Ricardo Santin.
The ABPA highlighted sales to Asia, at 988,300 tonnes through July, up 12.7%, from a year ago. China was the leading importer at 406,800 tonnes, up 29%. Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam were also major buyers.
Shipped volume to all Arab countries combined was down 7% to 853,300 tonnes. Saudi Arabia ranked first at 245,000 tonnes imported, down 13%. The UAE followed suit at 173,100 tonnes, down 21%.
Poultry exports went up to Libya, by 100% to 39,300 tonnes; Bahrain, by 50% to 24,400 tonnes; Jordan, by 33% to 37,400 tonnes; Egypt, by 27% to 47,500 tonnes; and to Qatar, up 17% to 51,200 tonnes. Towards the end of July, Egypt allowed imports of poultry-based products such as nuggets and chicken sausage from Brazil.
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