Brazilian poultry exports increase in volume and revenues
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. ■