According to data released by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) on April 8, benefiting from the surge in exports to China, Brazil’s foreign pork exports set a new monthly record of 109,200 tons in March, a year-on-year increase of 51.5%; of which 58,700 tons of pork Shipped to mainland China, 17,500 tons were shipped to Hong Kong, China.
Comprehensive Brazilian website”G1″, ABPA official website report, according to statistics, Brazil’s total export of pork (including fresh and processed products) in the first quarter of this year was 253,500 tons, a year-on-year increase of 21.86%; exports reached 5.94 Billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 22.4%. Brazil’s pork exports in March were 109,200 tons, a year-on-year increase of 51.5%; sales reached US$261.7 million, a year-on-year increase of 57.6%.
China is the main destination for Brazilian pork exports. In the first quarter of this year, pork exports to mainland China reached 132,900 tons, an increase of 36.5%year-on-year; in March, it was 58,700 tons, an increase of 64.6%year-on-year. In addition, 37,300 tons were exported to Hong Kong, China in the first quarter, compared with 17,500 tons in March.
ABPA Chairman Ricardo Santin said in a statement:“This is the largest monthly export volume in the history of the Brazilian pig industry, making this year’s total export volume more hopeful to set a record… Domestic supply will not be affected.”
In terms of chicken exports, Brazil exported 396,000 tons of chicken meat in March, of which 55,600 tons were imported from the Chinese mainland.