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Brazil's Pork Exports Rise in Value Again

by 5m Editor
1 September 2010, at 12:18pm

BRAZIL - Pork exports in July and for the half-year are down in volume compared to the same period last year but value is up in US dollar terms.

According to ABIPECS, Brazil exported 43,771 tons of pork in July 2010, which is 9.0 per cent less than the same month last year. Thanks to an increase of 18.4 per cent in the average price in US dollars, however, the overall value of the month's sales was 7.7 per cent higher at US$108.2 million.

Compared to the same period of 2009, pork exports for the year to July are down 8.5 per cent in volume to 313,468 tons, while the value of those sales is up 12.6 per cent at $769.5 million. The average selling prices is up 23.0 per cent at $2,455 per ton.