Brazil's pork exports to Asia have increased by 117%
Brazil has increased pork shipments by 14.4% in the first 11 months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, announced the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). Asia remains the main destination for pork, this year, with an increase of 117% due to the ASF situation in China and other countries in the region. "The momentum of sales to Asia remains solid in the sector's exports. In the comparison between November this year and last year, the difference is positive by 117%. At the same time, Hong Kong increased its purchases by 25%," says Francisco Turra, ABPA's president.
Pork shipments from January to November totaled 674,000 tonnes, worth $1,413 billion, up by 27.9% over the same period last year. Poultry exports have also grown but only by 2%, reaching 3.8 million tonnes, with a total value of $6.358 billion, 6.1% higher compared to the value reached in the first 11 months of 2018. "As with pork sales, Asia's health situation has also had significant impacts on poultry exports. In November, shipments to China were up 61% from a year earlier. Even with new players in the market, Chinese demand will continue to be one of the engines of next year's international market", is convinced Ricardo Santin, ABPA's CEO.
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