Brazilian Poultry Exports Increase
January 10, 2010 – Brazil exported $8.85 billion of poultry products in 2011, with the value of chicken exports more than 20 per cent higher than 2010.
January 10, 2010 – Brazil exported
$8.85 billion of poultry products in 2011, with the value of chicken
exports more than 20 per cent higher than 2010.
Revenues from Brazilian poultry exports increased by 19.7 percent in 2011 compared with 2010, reports Brazil-Arab News Agency. Last year, the country exported $8.85 billion in poultry products, which is an all-time high.
More than 4.1 million tonnes were shipped, 2.3 per cent more than in 2010. The figures were announced by the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef) during a press conference at the organization's headquarters in São Paulo.
The growth in exports was driven by chicken, whose sales increased by an even higher rate than the general industry's. Chicken exports increased by 21.2 percent in revenue and 3.2 percent in volume compared to 2010. The price of chicken was the main contributing factor to the difference between the increases in revenues and volume. The average chicken export price last year was $2,093 per tonne, 17.4 percent more than in 2010.