According to Abef, Brazil's impressive performance in
exports is a result of a worldwide increase in poultry meat consumption, with
shipments of chicken leaving the country increasing by
Brazilian chicken exports to the Middle East from January
to September this year took the biggest share, totalling 718,000 tonnes,
according to the Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef).
This figure represents a 40% increase in comparison with the same period in
2006. Exports totalled US$924 million, which is 70% more than in the first nine
months of 2006.
Ranking second is the European Union, which imported
402,000 tonnes, representing a 40% increase over the period ranging from January
to September 2006. Shipments to the EU yielded US$900 million - a 75% increase
using the same basis for comparison.
Exports to Asia totalled 590,000 tonnes, representing a 6%
increase with revenues climbing 26% with the amount of US$845 million reached.
The African continent imported 175,000 tonnes of chicken,
which is a 7% reduction in comparison with the first nine months of 2006.
Revenues from shipments rose 20% to reach US$153 million.
From January to September, Russia purchased 142,000 tonnes
- 5% less than in the same period of 2006. Nevertheless, revenues grew by 32% to
reach US$207 million. To other Latin American countries, Brazil
exported 129,000 tons, a 17% increase in comparison with the first nine months
of 2006. Shipments totalled US$156 million, a 26% rise using the same basis of
In total, Brazil exported 2.4 million tonnes of chicken from January to
September, which is 22% more than in the same period of last year, with revenues
totalling US$3.4 billion, an increase of 52%.