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Value of Brazil's Pork Exports Rose in April

by 5m Editor
23 May 2011, at 11:25am

BRAZIL - Pork export volume in April was marginally more than in the same month of the previous year but the value of those exports was 10 per cent higher in US dollar terms.

According to ABIPECS, Brazil exported 50,944 tons of pork in April 2011, which is 0.6 per cent less than the same month last year. The average price per ton in US dollars – $2,854 – was 10.7 per cent higher than one year ago. The value of March's sales was just over US$145.4 million, which is almost 10 per cent more than in April 2010.

For the year to date, the volume exported was 169,112 tons, 4.3 per cent below the equivalent figure for 2010. The value of those export is up 7.2 per cent at almost $456.5 million. The average price is $2,699 per ton, which is 12.0 per cent above that of one year ago.