Chicken Exports Keep Growing in Brazil Led by Japan

Brazilian chicken exports increased in both volume and revenues in January, compared with January, 2004, according to a report released yesterday February 17 by the Brazilian Association of Chicken Producers and Exporters (Abef).

According to the Abef, export earnings in January amounted to US$ 199 million, as against US$ 164 million in January, 2004: an increase of 20.53%. In terms of volume, the increase amounted to 16.6%, rising from 161 thousand tons to 187 thousand.


Japan and Saudi Arabia continue to be the biggest buyers. In January alone they imported US$ 39 million and US$ 33 million, respectively.


According to the Abef press office, earnings are growing faster than the volume, because market prices have improved. Both prices and sale volume should continue to rise in consequence of the opening of the Chinese market.


Korean Interest


In an audience on January 20, a group of lawmakers from South Korea informed the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Roberto Rodrigues, of their country’s interest in purchasing Brazilian chicken.


South Korea has the potential to import, annually, 60-80 thousand tons of chicken from Brazil, and the expectation is for the first shipments of the product to be embarked before the end of this semester.


South Korea’s interest in importing Brazilian poultry grew after the outbreak of cases of “bird flu” in the countries that are its traditional suppliers.


Since Brazil has never registered any incidence of this disease, the Koreans began negotations with the Ministry of Agriculture. Another Korean mission visited Brazil last year and licensed four slaughterhouses for exportation.


Brazil also intends to export beef to Korea and awaits a definition by the Koreans on opening its market to this product. Kim Jin Pyo, president of the Korean delegation, revealed that South Korea is analyzing Brazil’s sanitary conditions, particularly with regard to the erradication of hoof and mouth disease in the country.


Translation: David Silberstein
AgΓͺncia Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • VANNA

    BRASIL MADE US$ 199 million IN 2005 = US$ 39 million FROM JAPAN AND US$ 33 million FROM SAUDI ARABIA πŸ™
    HOW MUCH PAIN AND SUFERING THOSE INOCENT CHICKENS ARE GOING TRU ! HORRIBEL THOSE PEOPLE THAT EAT FLESH AND BODYS OF DEAD ANIMALS !
    THEY ARE EATING CRUELTY ! YPU ARE EATING THE MOST HORRIBLE CRUELTY !
    DID YOU EVER ENTER A SLAUTHER HOUSE ? SEE THE MOVIES AND THE TREATMENT OF THOSE POOR ANIMALS ?
    GO TO http://WWW.PETA.ORG AND CHECK OUT !
    HUMANS ARE WORSE THEN ANIMALS ! THEY ARE EVIL AND CRUEL AND THIS IS WHY THE PLANET IS GOING TO BE DESTROID. GREED PEOPLE ! BE VEGETARIAN IS DIFICULT, BUT THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THIS PEOPLE AND THIS PLANET !

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Madame Satã: Driven by Rage

In Madame Satã, Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz invites the audience to be a fly ...

With a Little Help from China Mining Goes On Unchanged in Brazil

In spite of the world crisis, Brazil’s mining sector, which answered to 48% of ...

To US Medvedev’s Short Tour of Brazil and LatAm Spells Heartburn

After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima on November 21-22, Russian ...

Bahia Port in Brazil Gets Green Light Despite Greens’ Opposition

The government has authorized the beginning of the construction of Porto Sul, in the ...

Father Leonel Narvaez

Brazil Gets Same School of Pardon that Worked in Colombia

“When I arrived here on the first day of the course, I had a ...

Divorces in Brazil Jump 46% and Set Record with Over 350,000 Untying the Knot

Brazil had a record-setting 351,153 divorces in 2011, 45.6% more than in 2010 and ...

Brazil Goes After Middle East Petrodollars

The SΓ£o Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) expects greater presence of Middle Eastern investment in ...

Brazil-Chile: TAM-LAN Merge Creates Largest Air Carrier in the Region

The merge of two major South American airlines will create the biggest carrier in ...

Mobile to Soon Become More Popular than Fixed Broadband in Brazil

By 2011, according to a new report from Pyramid Research, Mobile broadband will surpass ...