Brazil: Average monthly pork exports exceed 100 000 tons for the first time in history


For the first time in history, the monthly average of pork exports exceeded the level of 100 thousand tons, reports the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA). According to the entity, product shipments in August reached 112.8 thousand tons (considering all products, including fresh and processed).

Posted on Sep 17 ,00:05

Brazil: Average monthly pork exports exceed 100 000 tons for the first time in history

With this number, the accumulated average this year reaches 100.9 thousand tons per month, surpassing the index recorded in the same comparative period (January to August) of 2022, with 93.3 thousand tons.

In comparison with the month of August 2022, there was a retraction of 3.1%, considering the total exported in the period last year at 116.3 thousand tons. Export revenue for the month of August reached US$253.1 million, 5.9% lower than the total recorded in the eighth month of 2022, with US$269 million.

In the year (January to August), international pork sales reached 807 thousand tons, a number 11.8% higher than accumulated exports in the same period of 2022, with 722.8 thousand tons. In revenue, the accumulated increase is 19.2%, with US$ 1.916 billion in 2023, compared to US$ 1.607 billion in the previous year.

Among the main export destinations in 2023, China remains in the lead, with 282.9 thousand tons, a volume 4.5% higher than that recorded in 2022. Next are the Philippines and Hong Kong, both with 78 thousand tons (+26, 4% in the case of the Philippines and +17.7% for Hong Kong), and Chile, with 56.6 thousand tons (+73.7%).

"The best result in the 2023 monthly series, the month of August establishes a new level in pork exports, for the first time above 100 thousand tons. Another notable point of the month was the performance recorded by Mexico, a recently opened market that is already among the 10 main destinations for exports in the sector", assesses the president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin.

In the ranking of the largest exporting states, Santa Catarina remains in the lead, with 62.7 thousand tons exported in August (+1%), followed by Rio Grande do Sul, with 22.9 thousand tons (-19.8%) and Paraná , with 15.5 thousand tons (+0.5%).

"China continues to be the main market for Brazilian exporters, but this year we have seen the increasing presence of new markets with relevant volumes and also high added value. For example, the first shipments to the recently opened Dominican Republic market are expected soon", highlighted ABPA's markets director, Luis Rua.

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