The Brazilian pork exports (including all the products, fresh and processed) carry a good pace, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).
In March 2016, 65,600 tonnes of pork were exported, 78% more in comparison with the same period in 2015. According to these data, during the first trimester of 2016, a total of 164,900 tonnes were exported, 77.8% more than in the first three months of 2015.
In terms of value, in March 2016, the amount of the exports was USD109.1 million, 27.7% more than in March 2015, whilst the amount in the first trimester of 2016 has reached USD275.1 million. In Brazilian reals, the increase has been by 50.6% in March and by 64.6% in the trimester.
Russia still is the main destination, with 38.5% of the total exports in March 2016 (24,600 tonnes, +77%). In the same period, 15,700 tonnes (+58%) were exported to Hong Kong (the second importer, with 25.7% of the total exports). With an exponential growth after the authorisation of new plants in 2015, the exports to China (the third main current destination) grew by more than 30,000% in March, reaching 6.400 tonnes.
Santa Catarina was the main pork exporting state in Brazil, with 58,000 tonnes (35% of the total), followed by Rio Grande do Sul, with 50,400 tonnes (30.9% of the total), and Paraná con 20.6 thousand tonnes (12.6% of the total).
Monday, 11 April 2016/ ABPA/ Brazil.