São Paulo, Brazil, 17 Jan – The Brazilian aviculture sector ended 2010 with a record quantity of exports that rose from 3.8 million tons in 2009 to 4 million tons, said the chairman of the Brazilian Aviculture Union(Ubabef).
Cited by the Brazilian press, Francisco Turra also said that revenues for the entire sector, including chicken meat, turkey, duck, goose and other poultry, as well as eggs and genetic material, also reached a record of US$7.3 billion, which represents a year on year rise of 17 percent.
For 2011, the sector is focusing on certifying more companies for exporting to China.
In 2010 China imported 121,000 tons of chicken meat from Brazil and 24 companies are certified by the Chinese health authorities, and this year another 20 companies are expected to be certified.
With its production of 12.23 million tons of chicken meat, a year on year rise of 11.38 percent, Brazil gained on China, the world’s second-largest producer behind the United States, which produced 16.64 million tons of chicken meat. (macauhub)