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Positive Year for Brazil's Pork Exports

13 December 2016

BRAZIL - According to figures compiled by the Brazilian Association of Animal Proteins (ABPA), pork exports continued the good performance registered in early 2016.

Raw pork exports reached 58.3 thousand tons in November, 5.6 per cent more than the same month in 2015 (55.2 thousand tonnes).

It was the second best performance recorded this year, only behind exports in August (63 thousand tons).

In the year (January to November), shipments of fresh products totaled 585.6 thousand tons, 34.6 per cent higher than the 435 thousand tons exported in the same period of 2015.

Due to the good performance of shipments, international sales revenue reached US$152.8 million in November (25.3 per cent higher than the $121.9 million recorded in the previous year).

For the year (January - November) sales reached $1.251 billion, surpassing the total for the previous year by 14.2 per cent.

"One of the great highlights of this month was Russia, the main importer of Brazilian pork. This is the period in which Eastern Europe intensifies its purchases, advancing imports to avoid the logistical problems caused by the harsh winter in the region, "explains Rui Eduardo Saldanha Vargas, Technical Vice President of ABPA.

ThePigSite News Desk

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