Brazilian exports of pork meat added up to US$ 115.8 million in April, which represented an increase in 106.5% in relation to the same month last year.
The volume exported was of 60,000 tons of the product, a historic record, according to information released today by the Brazilian Pork Exporters Association (Associação Brasileira da Indústria Produtora e Exportadora de Carne Suína, Abipecs).
From January to April this year, external sales have already yielded US$ 342.7 million, an increase in 95% in relation to the first four months last year.
The shipments added up to 182,000 tons, 36.5% more than in the same period in 2004.
The greatest market for Brazilian pork meat is Russia, which imported 101,700 tons in the first four months of the year. Following Russia is Hong-Kong, Argentina, Singapore and South Africa.