Brazil Increases Pork Exports by 32%. Russia Remains Main Market.

Brazilian pork exports yielded US$ 101.5 million during September, which represented an increase in 32% over the same period in 2004.

The shipments added up to 56,400 tons, 16% more than in the same month last year, according to information released today by the Brazilian Pork Exporters Association (Abipecs).

From January to September this year, external sales of the product already add up to US$ 888.3 million, which means an increase in 64% in relation to the first nine months last year.

Pork meat shipments added up to 473,600 tons, 25.3% more than in the same period in 2004.

To Russia, main market for Brazilian pork, 301,900 tons were exported between January and September, which means 64% of the total shipped in this period.

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