With Russia Leading Buyers Brazil’s Pork Export Gets 80% Boost

Brazil’s exports of pork rose sharply in the first half of 2005, to US$ 553 million, an increase of 80% over the same period last year.

For the last twelve months, pork export revenue has been slightly over US$ 1 billion.


Russia is the biggest importer of Brazilian pork. Its imports for the first half, totalling 178,000 tons, were up 32%, compared to the same period in 2004.


However, with international prices high, pork export revenue totalled US$ 360 million, an increase of 91%.


Other big importers of Brazilian pork are Hong Kong, Argentina, Singapore and South Africa.


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