Brazilian companies export 298 tons of beef to China in first quarter

10 May 2012

Brazilian companies exported a total of 298.8 tons of beef to china in the first quarter of the year, a 155 percent increase on the same period of 2011, The Brazilian beef sector association said Wednesday in Shanghai.

During Sial China, the country’s largest food trade fair, held from 9 to 11 May, the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporting Industries (Abiec) also said that last April the average price per ton had increased 68 percent against the same month of last year, reaching US$6,750.

In 2011 Brazil exported 2,900 tons of beef to China, an increase of 67 percent on the amount exported in 2010, and turnover in that year rose 82.8 percent to US$10.7 million.

According to the Brazilian press, Abiec’s attendance at the fair was intended to promote the quality of Brazilian meat to Chinese importers, which could lead to the Chinese health authorities approving more companies to export meat to the Chinese market.

At the moment only eight Brazilian companies are authorised to export beef to China, whilst a further 11 have filed applications for authorisation. (macauhub)