Sales to China increase exports of chicken meat from Brazil

13 July 2016

Chicken meat exports from Brazil are expected to increase 8% in 2016, against an initial forecast of 3% to 5% due to the increase in sales to China and the Middle East, said Tuesday the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

The claim is based on sales recorded in the first half, with exports in this period increasing by 13.8% to 2.3 million tonnes, notably to China, the second largest buyer of chicken meat from Brazil, whose purchases increased 110% year on year.

Saudi Arabia, the main destination of chicken meat from Brazil, increased purchases by 20% in the first half, ABPA said.

In June, Brazilian exports of chicken meat totalled 411,900 tonnes, 4.1% more than in the same month of 2015, although revenue fell by 1.24% to US$1.023 billion, due to exchange rate differences.

“China was one of the highlights of the month, with exports to that market 72% higher than recorded in June last year,” said the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein. (macauhub/BR/CN)