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on January 1, 2014

Brazil obtains first semester top 10 importing countries ranking

By taking a look at the recently released ranking on the top 10 Brazilian chicken meat importing countries, one may see that, by revenue, Japan leads (US$659.9 million), followed by Saudi Arabia (US$583.7 million) and Holland (US$397.9 million). Honk Kong comes fourth (US$256.8 million), while UAE (US$221.6 million) comes fifth. In tenth comes South Africa (US$111.3 million), generating exports revenue of approximately one-sixth of Japan’s.

By volume, Saudi Arabia keeps on leading, like for many years in a row, (296,900 MT), followed by Japan (224,600 MT) and HK (159,900 MT), likely long-term, traditional importers of Brazlian chicken meat. Holland comes fourth (119,100 MT) and UAE comes fifth (112,900 MT). In tenth comes Iraq, whose imported volume (64,500 MT) was about one fifth of Saudi Arabia’s.

Seen under the product value stand point, the ranking present some interesting and marked differences. In this ranking Holland, by far, leads (US$3,341/MT), followed by Japan (US$2,934/MT). Less prominently, China comes third (US$2,138/MT), while Saudi Arabia comes fourth (US$1,966/MT) and UAE (US$1,963/MT) comes fifth. In tenth, South Africa (US$1,103/MT). Confronted with the average US$2,000/MT achieved by the Brazilian chicken meat exports in the first semester, one may conclude that the Holland’s imports (67% above the average) were, presumably, of high value products, like Japan’s (46.7%), as already known. From the third (China, US$2,138/MT) to the sixth in this ranking (Venezuela, US$1,926/MT), the average price per exported ton practically coincided with Brazil’s average in the semester. However, from the seventh (Iraq US$1,834/MT, 8.3% below Brazil’s average) to the tenth in the ranking (South Africa, US$1,103/MT, 45% below) the average price per exported ton fell well below the semester average, signalizing a very modest mix of products imported by those countries.

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