Friday, September 11, 2015

Pork exports grow 4.4% animal protein

Brazilian exports of pork (considering all the fresh and processed products) amounted, between January and August this year, 340.8 million pounds. The number, according to a survey of the Brazilian Association of Animal protein (ABPA) is 4.4% higher than that recorded in the same period in 2014, when were loaded 326.5 million pounds. With this performance, the Brazilian exporters of pork recipe obtained $ 826,6 million dollars, 16.6% lower than the number registered in the same comparative period to 2014. "The positive balance YTD was driven by a good pace of shipments carried out in August. The flow must be maintained throughout the second half, confirming the prediction of ABPA for high-volume embedded in 2015 ", says the ceo of ABPA, Francisco Turra. Only in August were exported 50.1 thousand tonnes of pork, 16.1% higher balance-August 2014. In revenue, there was no retraction of 19.7%, with total of $ 115,5 million. The main importer of Russia like pork. Between January and August was 153.8 tons target, 36.8% higher total volume achieved in the first eight months of last year. Only in August, were shipped to there 22.6 thousand tons. "All the indicators show that shipments to Russia should keep pace, offsetting reductions identified in the exports of certain markets, the example of Hong Kong", highlights Rui Eduardo Vargas, Vice President of pigs from the ABPA. For the Asian country, 72.2 million tons were exported between January and August, balance 2.2% lower as compared to the same period in 2014. /Agencies
DCI - 11/09/2015
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