New market opportunities for Brazilian meat exports

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) applauded the announcement made by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, with the completion of the process and official opening of the Bhutan market for pork from Brazil.

Posted on May 21 ,00:15

New market opportunities for Brazilian meat exports

Bhutan is a new opportunity for Brazilian pork exporters

A country with almost 1 million inhabitants, according to local indicators, more than 20% of its population consumes pork.  

Despite this, per capita consumption is still relatively low, not reaching 3 kilos per capita per year, according to FAOSTAT data. This is an indication of good potential for increasing consumption in the country, assesses the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.

"The opening of this South Asian market comes at an important moment for the sector, which has sought to expand the capillarity of Brazilian exports, adding to other openings and expansions achieved by the excellent work of the Ministry of Agriculture team, under the leadership from Minister Carlos Fávaro, and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs", he highlights.   

Luís Rua, markets director at ABPA, also highlights the good competitiveness that will be provided to Brazilian proteins in the region, given the advantageous tariff conditions of the Bhutanese market.

"The import tariff for pork is similar to that established for chicken meat, around 10% of the value of the product shipped. It is an important advantageous condition to expand our presence in this market and in our role of supporting food security for the local population, always in complementarity with local producers", he highlights.  

Opening of Lesotho expands Brazilian presence in the African market, highlights ABPA

The opening of the Kingdom of Lesotho to chicken meat from Brazil should positively influence the presence of Brazilian exporters on the African continent, according to the assessment of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

The approval of the International Health Certificate (CSI) for the Lesotho market was announced recently by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

With per capita consumption rates of around 11 kilos (FAOSTAT data), Lesotho has recorded increasing rates of protein consumption over the last few years.

"The positive outlook for consumption in the Lesotho market follows the increase recorded throughout 2023 in Brazilian exports to African countries. Therefore, the opening is especially celebrated by exporters at this time of positive indication for sales to the continent", analyzes the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.

In the 12 months of 2023, the African continent imported 816.6 thousand tons of chicken meat from Brazil, a number 13.1% higher than that recorded in the previous year. Revenue, in the same period, grew 1.6%, with a balance of US$857.4 million.

"The African continent has received increasing attention from Brazilian exporters, a region that has registered increasing rates of urbanization and improved income, strengthening the country's partnership in supporting food security in African nations" mentions ABPA's director of markets, Luis Rua.

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