China is the main market for pork from Santa Catarina, Brazil

9 November 2018

China has become the main market for pork produced in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, absorbing more than a third of the product’s exports, the Brazilian press reported.

Daily newspaper Amanhã pointed out that in October shipments of pork to China increased by 351% to 10,100 tons or US$17.7 million.

In accumulated terms, from January to October, China acquired 95,200 tons of pork from the state of Santa Catarina, representing 35.9% of Santa Catarina’s pork exports, providing revenue of US$182 million.

The newspaper, which cited figures from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, pointed out that pork exports to China between January and October increased by 180.8% in quantity and 171.8% in value.

The State of Santa Catarina accounted for 50.5% of Brazil’s total exports of pork from January to October, with 264,900 tons, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%, bring in revenue of US$496 million. (macauhub)