Brazil's poultry exports see huge growth
Brazil exported about US$400 million in chicken meat
during May 2007, which is an increase of 84.9% over May 2006, according to the
Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef).
These revenues came from exports amounting to 274,000 tonnes of poultry
meat (39.4% more than in May 2006). Among the exports, whole chickens contribute
approximately $120.5 million to revenues (125.5% more than in the same period
According to the organisation's acting executive president Christian
Lohbauer, the large percentage growth is due to the decrease in sales in May
2006 due to avian flu in the European and Asian markets.
From May to June this year, Brazil exported 1.28 million tonnes of chicken
(22.6% more than in the period from the same period in 2006). Revenues were
$1.75 billion (41.3% more in the same comparison).
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