Brazil export-import company BrazArtis Assessoria em Comercio Exterior has made plans to expand chicken exports to the Middle East in an effort to grow Brazil's poultry presence in the region.

Brazil's exports already span Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and Oman. "The Middle East region is a focal exportation and trading hub for Brazil," said a BrazArtis spokesperson.


Total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tons in 2011, a 6.9% increase from 2010. Exports are expected to total 3.937 million tons, over 30% of the total production, according to Brazilian Poultry Union, UBABEF.