July 26, 2021


Brazil's June pork exports at 108,800 tonnes



Brazil's pork exports had reached 108,800 tonnes in June, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).


The amount was 13.2% higher than the same period in 2020 when 96,100 tonnes were exported. With the second best monthly performance in the sector's history (surpassed only by March this year when 109,200 tonnes were shipped), pork exports in June generated revenues of US$270.2 million, a historical monthly record for the sector. This figure surpassed the sales balance of June 2020 by 36.5% which was US$198 million.


In the first six months of 2021, 562,700 tonnes were shipped, a volume 17.39% higher than that registered in the same period last year when 479,400 tonnes were exported.


Revenue from exports between January and June reached US$1.349 billion, 25.4% higher than in the same period of 2020, with US$1.076 billion recorded.


China is still the main destination for exports. In June, it imported 58,800 tonnes, which was 29.2% higher than June 2020. Other highlights for the month were Chile, with 5,300 tonnes (+45.4%), Vietnam with 3,700 tonnes (+38.3%), the Philippines with 2,800 tonnes (+371.2%) and Argentina with 2,200 tonnes (+326.6%).


Among the exporting states, Santa Catarina remains in the lead with 55,500 tonnes exported in June (+22.04%), followed by Rio Grande do Sul with 30,300 tonnes (+19.89%) and Paraná with 13,300 tonnes (-11.29%).


- ABPA (Brazil)