In the first semester of 2011, after 36 years of the first export, the average price of the Brazilian chicken meat exports set a new record high, US$2,074 per ton, a 100% rise compared to the that of the early exports, therefore breaking the former record of US$1,900/ton in 2008.


The new record comes in stream of a succession of ups and downs experienced by the product over the last decades. In the period 1996-2000 the average price per ton plummeted almost 40% while in 2002 it registered its record low, US$857/ton.