Brazil Is World’s Top Beef Exporter, Again

Brazilian cattle beef generated US$ 2.52 billion last year, against US$ 1.55 billion in 2003, an increase of 62.35%, according to figures supplied by the Brazilian Beef Industry and Exporters Association (Abiec).

The total shipped was 1.21 million tons of the product, against 848,000 from January to December 2003, a growth of 43.78%.

“Expansion to new markets is guaranteeing Brazil the lead for the second year running,” stated Abiec president Pratini de Moraes.

According to Pratini, last year Brazil exported to 143 countries, 40 more countries than in 2003. He pointed out Russia, Egypt, Algeria and Iran as markets that presented significant growth in terms of exports of raw cattle beef in 2004.

Algeria, which started importing from Brazil in the second half of 2003, is currently in 11th place in the ranking of main destinations for Brazilian cattle beef exports. The Arab country purchased US$ 61.43 million last year, a growth of 374.25% with regard to 2003.

Egypt was the 4th largest importer of the product. In total, purchases totalled US$ 162.85 million last year, 74% growth. In terms of quantity shipped, the total was 165,150 tons, an increase of 46.7%.

Another Arab country that was also in the rank of 10 main importers of Brazilian cattle beef was Saudi Arabia, which purchased US$ 72.86 million.

Apart from the Arab countries, the main destinations for country exports of this product were Russia, the Netherlands, Chile and Italy.

For the year of 2005, Moraes believes that the main challenge for Abiec is increasing the added value of exports and investing in marketing to promote Brazilian cattle beef.

“Apart from increasing our marketing, we are going after negotiations with the Mercosur, the European Union and are also going to continue trying to enter the Japanese and US market,” he said.

ANBA ”“ Brazil-Arab News Agency


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  • Halmurat Dolkun

    Dear Sir / Madam :
    we are a company in Shen zhen , china that seeling beef , motton and goat . We interested do some exporting businnes with Brazilia , so can you give come informaton about supplier , praice , breed of beef please .

  • Orient Group

    Marketing Director
    We are intrested in importing beef. Any good supplier around the world is welcome to contact with good price.


  • Mohamed Abraham AL-Rkaby


    We Al-Safa & Al-Marwa Company located in Arab Republic of Egypt, whereas we are a new company in the field of meat import, so we request from you to provide us by a quotation of beef meat without bones for the following items. The price is for one ton for each of the following 7 items:

    Topside, Silverside, thick flank, Rump, tenderloin, Cube roll, and Strip lion.

    Origin : Paraguay/Brazilian

    According to the following conditions:

    1.Massacring according to the Islamic Sharia
    2.Exsanguinated from blood
    3.Keeping an amount of 7% fat in the front and rear parts
    4.Delivery CIF Alexandria port
    5.Massacring and specifications according to Egyptian laws
    6.We need 38 tons monthly at the beginning, and then the amount will be increased

    Please reply as soon as possible to start the transactions

    Authorized Manager
    Mohamed Abraham AL-Rkaby


  • Guest

    Beef Inquiry
    Dear Sir/Madam
    My company does export of meat to South European countries; Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia.
    We are interested in Beef cuts:
    – Flat / Outside Flat ( B1125.2.) 300-500 MT/ monthly
    – 4 quarters up to 150 MT/ monthly
    – Diaphragm Membrane, cleaned (630) up to 150 MT/ monthly, prompt purchase 250 MT
    Please help us to find a good exporter with suitable prices for continuous business, based 40 ft FCL, FOB Brazilian Port.
    Best Regards,
    Eddie Mesic
    Mesic Investments Pty Ltd, Australia

  • Guest

    we want to import beef from Brazil
    Dear sir,
    We are a trading company in China.We are very interested in importing beef from Brazil .But we could
    not find the right exporter .If you could pls introduce us some good expoters for us.Tks.We need your help.
    Best Wishes,
    Lyn Zhang
    Zhangzhou Sanyou Trading Co.,Ltd Fujian
    Tel:0086-596-2051655 Fax:0086-596-2051660

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