Arabs purchased less poultry from Brazil in January

Overall Brazilian poultry exports were up 15%. The Arabs, though, imported 3.5% less year-on-year.

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São Paulo – The Arab countries as a whole purchased 97,950 tonnes of poultry from Brazil in January, down 3.5% from a year ago. The figures refer to both whole and processed poultry products and were released last Thursday (6) by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).

Among the top Arab buyers, Saudi Arabia posted a year-on-year 9% decline in purchases, to 35,150 tonnes. The United Arab Emirates, the second largest buyer in volume, showed the largest decline, at 18% year-on-year, to 21,100 tonnes.

Overall, Brazil exported 323,800 tonnes in January, up 15% from a year ago. Revenues also increased year-on-year, up 16.5%, to USD 529.1 million.

“The foreign market remains under pressure, which translates into higher prices than a year ago. The mix of products shipped to more value-added markets such as Japan, China, and European Union also benefited the monthly performance,” ABPA chairman Francisco Turra was quoted as saying in a press release.

China, the top destination of exports from Brazil, accounting for 19.8% of the total, imported 62,700 tonnes in January, up 87% from a year ago.

Another major market, Japan, which accounts for 10% of the exports, purchased 31,900 tonnes, up 17% year-on-year. Exports to the European Union were up by 22%, to 18,100 tonnes.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

RODRIGO FONSECA / AFP

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