Brazilian pork exports to China rise 170% in the first half of 2018

20 July 2018

Brazilian pork exports to China reached 69,800 tons in the first half of the year, an increase of 170% compared to the same period of last year, the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA) said recently.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region remained the main destination for Brazilian pork, with 79,300 tons sold between January and June this year, a 12% increase over the same period of 2017.

ABPA noted that sales growth in China and Hong Kong had been registered despite a national truck strike that blocked the country’s main highways for 11 days at the end of May.

In global terms, total exports of pork (considering all products, including green and processed meat) totalled 278,300 tons in the period under review, a drop of 18.9% compared to the first six months of 2017, when Brazilian companies exported 343,300 tons.

Revenue for the sector from January to June totalled US$567.2 million, 30.4% less than the US$814.7 million recorded a year earlier, according to ABPA.

In sales to Africa the main highlights were Angola, with 15,000 tons imported in the first half (+ %) and South Africa, with 3,100 tons (+495%). (macauhub)