September 5, 2008


Argentina's poultry exports rose 29 percent January through July


Argentina's poultry exports gained sharply from January through July, rising 29 percent in volume and 58 percent in value on-year.


Exports during the period totalled 102,780 tonnes, valued at US$152 million, the agricultural sanitation and quality service, Senasa, said in a release Thursday (September 4).


Fresh poultry exports totalled 71,635 tonnes valued at US$112 million. Chile was the top market for fresh-poultry exports, followed by Venezuela and South Africa.


China and Hong Kong led imports of Argentine poultry feet, wings, and other parts.


Processed-poultry exports during the period totalled 2,046 tonnes, an 18-percent on-year decrease in volume, Senasa said. Germany and Holland were the leading buyers of Argentina's processed-poultry shipments in the first half of the year.

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