Led by Russia, Brazilian Pork Export Earnings Grow 82%

    Brazilian pork exports grew for the third straight month. 60,873 tons were exported in July, generating revenues of US$ 166.339 million. Export volumes in May and June were 52,308 and 57,452 tons, respectively.

    According to the Brazilian Industrial Association of Pork Producers and Exporters (Abipecs), foreign exchange earnings in July were 82.5% greater than in July, 2004, and shipments were up 40%.

    The Abipecs reported that the median price was US$ 1,911 per ton, 30.6% higher than in July, 2004.

    From January to July of this year, exports totaled US$ 669.350, and 352,735 tons were shipped, representing increases of 80.39% and 30.7%, respectively, when compared with the first seven months of last year, the Abipecs informed.

    The principal market continues to be Russia, which imported 223,634 tons, 39% more than during the January-July period in 2004.

    Earnings came to US$ 451.311 million (up 99.36%). The most important buyers after Russia were Hong Kong, Argentina, Singapure, and South Africa.

    Agência Brasil


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