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Brazil's Pork Exports Gain Again in February

by 5m Editor
8 April 2011, at 12:16am

BRAZIL - Pork export volume in February was almost eight per cent higher than in the same month of the previous year but the value of those exports was up more than 20 per cent in US dollar terms.

According to ABIPECS, Brazil exported 39,060 tons of pork in February 2011, which is 7.6 per cent more than the same month last year. The average price per ton in US dollars – $2,575 – was 11.5 per cent higher than one year ago. The value of February's sales was almost US$100.6 million, which was 20.0 per cent more than February 2010.

For the year to date, the volume exported was 73,869 tons, just 2.0 per cent below the equivalent figure for 2010. The value of those export is up 11.1 per cent at $193.6 million. The average price is $2,621 per ton, which is 13.3 per cent above that of one year ago