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.