After a year full of obstacles for the Brazilian poultry industry, exports in November reflected a slight recovery.

Studies done by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) show that Brazilian exports of fresh and processed chicken meat totaled 322,100 metric tons in November, a volume that is 1 percent lower than that what was registered in the same period of 2017, with 325,400 metric tons.

Shipments made during the 11th month of this year generated US$527.3 million, which means revenues were 5.5 percent lower than the US$557.7 million registered the previous year.

In the year-to-date figures (January to November), chicken meat exports reached 3.748 million metric tons, a volume 6.3 percent lower than the 3.999 million metric shipped in the same period last year. The balance in revenues reaches US$5.991 billion, 10.8 percent less than the US$6.712 billion obtained between January and November 2017.

"Despite being lower compared to the previous month, the performance of exports in November confirms the recovery of the sector in the second semester, whose average monthly shipments of 382,200 metric tons is 4.3 percent higher than that registered last year," said Francisco Turra, president of the ABPA.