Brazil’s exports of poultry meat to Russia are continuing to grow rapidly. According to figures released by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), the volume of poultry meat shipped to Russia in October – 33,610 tons - was more than 60 percent higher than that shipped in September. In comparison with the volume shipped in October 2013, exports were more than 455 percent higher.
By value, October’s poultry meat exports stood at US$75.1 million, 46.3 percent up on the previous month and 111 percent higher than the figure recorded for 2013.
“Russia has become one the best opportunities this year for poultry meat exporters and our prediction is that a similar performance to October’s will be repeated in November,” said Francisco Turra, ABPA executive president.
He continued that Venezuela had also proved to be a significant market for Brazilian poultry meat exports in October, with sales rising to 20,260 thousand tons, up from 1,870 tons in September.
Brazil’s global poultry meat exports were 1.9 percent higher by value in October this when compared with October 2013, however by value they were 9 percent higher and worth US$742.38 million.