Brazil surprised everyone, including itself, by exporting virtually 100,000 tonnes more chicken in the first quarter of this year as in the same period of 2004, an increase of 18.3%. At the end of 2004, a year in which 26% more chicken, a massive 500,000 tonnes more was shipped as in 2003, largely as a result of the impact of avian flu, most analysts suggested that the best that could be hoped for in 2005, would be an increase in exports of about 10%.
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Keyword: Brazil, chicken, poultry meat, export, avian flu, import, FMD, processed products, China, Japan.