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2012 Brazilian Pork Exports Rose Compared to 2011

08 March 2013

BRAZIL - Brazil exported 581,000 tons of pork worth US$1.49 billion from January to December 2012.

Brazil reports a total of 581,000 tons of pork from January to December 2012, and a revenue totalling US$1.49 billion, according to the Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Pork (ABIPECS). 2012 exports were up 12.6 per cent from the previous year, and revenues rose by 4.2 per cent.

However, pork exports in December 2012 (40,000 tons) were down compared to the previous month (51,000 tons). As a result, revenues generated during December was worth US$103,000 while in November, it was US$137,000.

Overall, the average price of pork in 2012 was US$2.60, down 7.4 per cent compared to 2011, where the average pork price was US$2.80.

ThePigSite News Desk

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