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Brazilian poultry exports increase in volume and revenues

Staff Writer |
Brazilian poultry exports increased 3.2% in February in comparison to the same month of last year.

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According to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), 330,200 tons worth of products were shipped last month, against 319,900 tons in February 2016, with all products included – fresh, sausages and processed meats.

Regarding revenues, the results were even better: up 24% in the same comparison to $566.2 million.

According to ABPA’s president, Francisco Turra, important markets, buyers of large volumes, contributed to the result: “Major importers such as Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Hong Kong and the European Union increased their purchases in February, boosting the results in a month that, traditionally, posts a below-average performance due to fewer business days,” he said in a statement.

Year-to-date, poultry exports totaled 693,100 tons, up 8.9% over the first two months of last year, when shipments reached 636,700 tons. Revenues went up 28.7% in this period, totaling $1.167 billion, the best result in the first two months the last four years.


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