June 21, 2021

Brazilian pork exports rise 18.44% in January-May 2021 period


Brazil's pork exports have increased by 18.44% in volume in the January-May 2021 period compared to the same period in 2020.


Data from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) show that the country's pork exports (including fresh and processed products) reached 102,000 tonnes in May (-0.3% in volume compared to May 2020, with 102.4 thousand tonnes). Revenues generated by sales in May reached US$253.2 million (+11.1% compared to the same month of 2020, with US$227.9 million).


From January to May, international sales of Brazilian pork totaled 453.9 thousand tonnes (+18.44% in volume compared to the same period of 2020, with 383.2 thousand tonnes). In value, exports reached US$1.079 billion (+22.9% compared to the same period of 2020, with US$878.3 million).


In these five months, the main importers included China, with 238.7 thousand tonnes (+29%); Chile, with 25.5 thousand tonnes (+94%); Uruguay, with 17.5 thousand tonnes (+12.2%); Argentina, with 12.2 thousand tonnes (+63.4%); and Vietnam, with 9.4 thousand tonnes (+27.4%).


The state of Santa Catarina continues to be the largest exporter of pork in Brazil, with 227.6 thousand tonnes exported between January and May (+14.7%). It is followed by Rio Grande do Sul, with 123.3 thousand tonnes (+31.27%) and Paraná, with 59.3 thousand tonnes (+13.34%).


- ABPA (Brazil)