Brazil expects to export more beef to China in 2019

2 January 2019

China is expected to have imported about 44% of all beef exported by Brazil in 2018, the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (ABIEC) announced.

The association expects Brazil’s total beef exports to reach 1.626 million tonnes in 2018.

Abiec president Antônio Camardelli said that Brazil is prepared to export 1.8 million tonnes in 2019, which should generate revenues of US$7.26 billion.

Camardelli also said he believes that in 2019 beef exports to China will increase following a visit to Brazil in late 2018 by a Chinese delegation to determine conditions at six units that intends to start exports to China .

At present, 16 Brazilian units are authorised to export meat to China. (macauhub)