Over the first nine months of this year, the volume of Brazil’s pig meat exports fell by 5.32% compared to 2010; however, the value of sales rose by 5.53% to US$1.06 billion.


Despite Russia’s restrictions on Brazil’s pig meat exports, the country remains the main overseas purchaser of Brazilian pig meat. The Ukraine, Hong Kong and Argentina, however, have continued to grow in importance as markets for Brazilian producers, helping to offset reduced Russian demand. “Despite Brazil exporting very little to Russia, overseas sales were not so bad in September, with 41,393 tons shipped with a value of US$113.74 million,” said Pedro de Camargo Neto, president of the pig producers and exporters association, ABIPECS.