Broiler production in Brazil adjusted
The unprecedented 20% per year increase in the
rate of exports of broiler products from
has been seriously impacted by
decreased international demand.
Data released by the organization SECEX confirms
a 7% decrease in exports in the first half of this year (1.05 million mt)
compared to the corresponding period in 2005. The problem has been exacerbated
by a 15% appreciation of the Brazilian Real against the US dollar and Euro. The
Broiler Industry in
has responded to the decline in exports by reducing placements of chicks and
rationalizing production capacity.
integrators have shelved plans for expansion with a net reduction in weekly
production to 333 million broilers in April 2006 which represents 90% of the
output during April 2005. With continuing international concerns over avian
influenza, it is anticipated that cooked poultry meat will become a more
frequently traded product.
During the first
five months of 2006
exported 47,000 metric tons of
cooked products representing a 62% increase over the quantity shipped during the
corresponding period in 2005.
continue to be a major poultry producer and exporter
agrees on poultry quotas
Brazilian chickens fly higher and further
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