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Brazilian Pork Exports Up 30.7 per cent in August

13 October 2016, at 12:00am

BRAZIL - The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) has revealed that Brazilian pork exports grew 30.7 per cent in August, compared to the same period last year.

Around 478,900 tons were exported between January and August this year.

In August, Brazilian pork exports also gained $138.3 million, 19.8 per cent higher than the figure reached in the first eight months of 2015.

The main destination of exports were to Russia (159,300 between January and August), 4 per cent more than recorded in the same period last year.

Second was Hong Kong with 111,100 tons, 54 per cent more than in 2015.

"One of the highlights this year is Chile, which has stepped up its imports at levels that exceed 200 per cent. Other major markets such as Uruguay, Argentina and Singapore also showed significant growth," says Rui Eduardo Vargas Saldanha , technical vice president of ABPA.

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