Poultry meat key in Brazilian poultry meat exports
October’s statistics reveal poultry leading meat exports
Figures released by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture show that the country exported agricultural products worth US$7.95 billion in October.
The meat sector was the strongest performer during the month with overseas sales worth US$1.75 billion, an increase of 8.4 percent in comparison with October 2013.
Poultry meat generated the most revenue, with exports in comparison to October 2013 rising by 9 percent to stand at US$742 million. The second most exported meat was beef, with sales of US$685 million, followed by pork, worth US$198 million.
The second most important agricultural export sector in October was sugar/alcohol, with a value of US$1.13 billion, while the main export markets for Brazilian agricultural produce were Asia, with sales reaching US$2.42 billion, followed by Europe, worth US$1.99 billion.
Year to date export figures, however, show the meat sector being pushed into second place by exports of soya.