Egypt stood out in January this year among the main destinations for Brazilian chicken. In comparison with the same month in 2010, exports grew 235% in volume, rising from 2,429 tones to 8,156 tonnes, the Global Arab Network reports.
Francisco Turra, the president at the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), is confident that exports to the Arab country should continue on the rise. “The chance of growth is great as the demand for Brazilian chicken is very high,” he said.
In 2010, Egypt was among the main destinations for exports of Brazilian chicken. According to Turra, cases of bird flu in the Arab country made Egypt increase its imports of chicken from Brazil. “Brazilian exporters, save some exceptions, are not very concerned” with the political crisis in the Arab country”, he added.
In the comparison between January 2010 and 2011, Brazilian chicken exports to Africa grew 41.8% in volume and 90.8% in value.
“Egypt is a market that shows great confidence in Brazilian exporters. The entire Middle East is still buying much,” said Turra.