September pork exports from Brazil rose 45.98 percent in volume and increased 38.47 percent in revenue compared to the same month last year, according to the Brazilian Pork Industry and Exporter Association, Abipecs.

Pork exports in September totaled 60,440 tons and shipments totaled US$157.65 million, making this the best month of the year, both in volume and in revenue, despite a 5.14 percent drop in the average price. For the full year, the country exported 428,180 tons, 9.72 percent more than the same period of 2011, with revenue US$1.09 billion.

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Ukraine was the main destination of Brazilian pork, importing 23.49 percent of the export volume this year; Russia was second with 23.04 percent; Hong Kong was third with 21.66 percent.