Brazilian Hog exports increase 25% in first six months

BRAZIL - The Brazilian hog exports registered 25.72% increase in the first half of 2003 (Jan-Jun), despite the restrictions of the main consumer Russia.
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The sector totaled 234,800 m tons over 186,700 in the same period of 2002, while the income boosted 12,27%, to US$239.3mil.

Besides enforcing import quotes as of April, Russia forbade the acquisition of the Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul states production for six months due to the Aujeszky disease.

The domestic segment informed the results were stimulated by other states´ output as well as the Argentinean imports - 372% boom to 19,000 m tons in 2002.

Meanwhile the sales to Russia shrunk 7% over the first half of 2002 (Jan-Jun), to 143,500 m tons.

Source: SABI via COMTEX - 11th July 2003
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