RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the first six months of 2019 (H1), total Brazilian poultry exports were up by 11.4 percent, with 2.045 million tonnes shipped. In revenue, it was a 14.8 percent growth, to US$ 3.406 (R$ 12.75) billion.
“There was an increase in purchases from almost every large importer, generating a good export performance. The international context of high demand for meat is felt in several different markets,” said president Francisco Turra of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), according to the release.
The main destination of Brazilian exports, China purchased 22.6 percent more in H1 from a year ago, totaling 257,900 tonnes. The European Union saw a 21 percent increase, reaching 129,900 tonnes in H1.
June saw poultry exports reaching 386,200 tonnes, up 64 percent from a year ago. The increase in revenue was 76.6 percent year-over-year, to US$ 639.6 million.
Year-to-date through June, Brazil’s poultry exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) grew 35.7 percent from a year ago, reaching 192,000 tonnes, the Association said this Wednesday, 10th.
UAE purchased 34,100 tonnes, up 129 percent from a year ago. The country is the fourth largest destination of Brazilian exports, behind only China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Exports to the Saudis increased 215 percent from a year ago, to 44,900 tonnes.