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02/02/2018 - 13:36hs

Poultry exports slide

Brazil’s revenues with poultry sales abroad declined 13.3% in January over the same month of 2017. Performance improves when compared to December. UAE was the highlight.

São Paulo – Brazilian poultry exports dropped 8.8% in volume in January, and 13.3% in revenues, when compared to the performance registered in the same month of 2017, according to data by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) released this Friday (2).

Poultry shipments totaled 330,900 tons last month. The number accounts for all products, fresh and processed. Despite the slide over January of last year, ABPA points out that, in comparison to December 2017, there was an increase of 3% in volume sold. On last year’s last month, shipments totaled 321,100 tons.

In January, revenues with Brazilian poultry exports reached USD 521 million. On the same month of 2017, revenues totaled USD 601.7 million. In comparison to December 2017, revenues also declined, but at the lower percentage of 0.1%. In December of last year, revenues reached USD 522.5 million.

Nonetheless, ABPA’s CEO, Francisco Turra highlighted January’s performance for standing above the period’s average. In a statement, he also pointed out sales to the United Arab Emirates in the month.

“Exports during January of this year registered an excellent performance when compared with the history of shipments in the period, except over the data from January 2017, when there was a record increase. Sales to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Africa were the positive highlights in the beginning of this year,” said Turra.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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