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02/03/2018 - 12:47hs

Poultry exports dropped in February

International poultry sales volume and revenue went down last month, to 310,500 tons and USD 496.2 million. Some countries stepped up their imports from Brazil, including the United Arab Emirates.

São Paulo – Poultry exports from Brazil increased year-on-year in February in both volume and revenue, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) said this Friday (2).

The association said 310,500 tons of product got shipped abroad last month. The number is down 5.9% from February 2017, when 329,900 tons of chicken and chicken products got exported.

Foreign exchange revenue from exports reached USD 496.2 million in February, down 12.2% from a year ago, with actual sales coming out to USD 564.8 million.

Despite the drop, ABPA stressed that sales to some countries went up, and sharply so to the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Russia and Mexico, ABPA chairman Francisco Turra said. Brazil’s exports to the European Union went down.

Turra also said the fact that exports exceeded 300,000 tons in February was a great sign for the industry.

January and February combined saw 640,900 tons of poultry shipped from Brazil, down 7.5% from 692,900 tons in 2017, with revenue going down 12.9% from USD 1.16 billion to USD 1.01 billion.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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