The value of Brazilian poultry meat exports saw an uplift in the first six months of 2013, although volumes were down, according to the latest statistics.
Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) said that the country's poultry meat exports totalled $3.851 bill. in the first half of the year, a 7.9% increase on the same period last year. Volumes were down 5.1% year-onyear to 1.81 mill. t. The average price increased by 13.7% year-on-year to $2,132 per t.
Fresh chicken dominated exports, accounting for a 94.4% share of the total. Fresh poultry exports were up 9.4% to $3.64 bill., with a 14.5% increase in the average price offsetting a 4.5% year-on-year decline in fresh chicken volumes to 1.73 t.
Saudi Arabia remained the primary destination for Brazilian chicken, accounting for 19.5% of total exports. The next biggest markets were Japan and the European Union, taking 14.2% and 8.4% of the total, respectively.
Source: Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA)