RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pork exports remain strong, despite the downturn in April.
The scenario is keeping live animal prices high in most of the regions monitored by CEPEA (Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics), as Brazilian meatpackers demanded new lots of pigs for slaughter.
The average price for pork stood at R$7.25 (US$1.37) per kilo in the SP-5 region (Bragança Paulista, Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo and Sorocaba) in April - 8.4% higher than in March.
According to SECEX (Secretariat of Foreign Trade), Brazil exported 87,300 tons of fresh pork in . . .