Brazil pork exports grow 9.2% in September

2023 shipments increase 11.4%
calendar icon 19 October 2023
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Brazilian exports of pork totalled 112.2 thousand tons in September, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). 

Export totals are 9.2% higher than those recorded in the same period of 2022, which was 102.7 thousand tons.

In revenue, exports of the sector reached US$ 244.7 million, a number 0.2% higher than that recorded in September 2022, with US$ 244.3 million.

Between January and September, pork exports totalled 920.1 thousand tons, which, at 825.6 thousand tons, is 11.4% higher than that recorded in the same period of 2022. 

Total revenue increased 16.7%, reaching US$ 2.160 billion in 2023, against US$ 1.851 billion in the first nine months of 2022.

Among the main export destinations between January and September, China remains in the lead, with 311.1 thousand tons (-2.1% compared to the same period in 2022). Next are Hong Kong, with 91.2 thousand tons (+22.6%), Philippines, with 90.8 thousand tons (+33.3%), Chile, with 63.1 thousand tons (+58.7%) and Singapore, with 49.4 thousand tons (+10.9%).

"We see a movement of strong increase in imports from markets other than China and Hong Kong, involving, in particular, countries in Asia and the Americas. One of the main highlights is in Mexico, which is already among the 10 largest importers of pork in Brazil in September, with more than 5,000 tons imported in the month," said ABPA president Ricardo Santin.

Santa Catarina remains the main exporter of pork in Brazil, with 495.5 thousand tons shipped between January and September, a number 10.9% higher than that recorded in the same period of 2022. Next are Rio Grande do Sul, with 213.7 thousand tons (+11.9%), Paraná, with 17.2 thousand tons (6.45%), Mato Grosso, with 21.1 thousand tons (+36%) and Mato Grosso do Sul, with 19.6 thousand tons (+31.4%).

"In addition to Mexico, pork sales have gained new destinations, which already signal good volumes shipped this year," said ABPA director of markets Luís Rua. "This is the case of Canada, which has been increasing its purchases month by month, as well as the Dominican Republic, which registered its first import of pork from Brazil this month."

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