According to the data of the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), in March, the exports of Brazilian fresh pork decreased by 3.4% in terms of volume in comparison with March 2016, with a total of 54,800 tonnes versus 56,700 tonnes in 2016. Nevertheless, the exports grew by 39.5% in terms of value, with USD138.3 million (versus USD99.1 million in March 2016).
Regarding the total balance of the first trimester of 2017, the fresh pork exports grew by 9,9% in terms of volume in comparison with the same period in 2016 (153,400 tonnes in 2017). In terms of value, the increase was by 47.9% (USD365.5 million in 2017).
The cause of the drop in the Brazilian pork exports in terms of volume in March is attributed to the temporary closure of some markets due to the police operation "Carne Fraca". The exports of fresh pork to China dropped by 24% in March in comparison with March 2016. In the case of Hong Kong, the decrease reached 27%. The greatest drop was seen in the exports to Chile (-33%).
Tuesday, 4 April 2017/ ABPA/ Brazil.