Ukraine and Thailand fill the gap for Brazilian poultry in the EU market
Ukraine and Thailand are the main producers that are taking advantage of the ban imposed by EU on Brazilian poultry. The volumes exported in Europe by the poultry producers from these two countries have registered a significant growth compared to the period January-May of 2017.
Ukraine reported an increase of 90.6% for poultry exports as 50,138 tonnes of poultry meat was delivered in EU in the first 5 months of the year. At the same time, Thailand’s poultry exports to the EU grew by 13.2%, reaching a volume of 123,894 tonnes and helping the Asian country to be the largest exporter of poultry meat in the European single market.
Chile, China, Argentina and Turkey have also reported a growth in sales in the EU market, while Brazil has lost almost 42% of its market share, according to Eurostat data.
Compared with the first 5 months of 2017, EU's poultry imports have decreased by 8.8%, accounting for 321,611 tonnes delivered between January and May.
This week, Brazil has raised again the issue of the European Union’s restrictions on poultry products during a World Trade Organization meeting. 20 Brazilian poultry plants were affected by the ban imposed in April after a new scandal regarding the safety of the meat produced in Brazil.
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