October 23, 2003



Brazil Poultry Meat Exports Up 25.7%


The Brazilian exports of poultry meat over the Jan-Sep 2003 period increased by 25,7%, as compared to same period in 2002. On the period the country shipped 1.432 million metric tons or a turnover of US$1.4 billion.


Brazil estimates total exports of US$2bil until the end of the year, main part of which in cuts with 854,057 m tons.


Despite the growth on exports there was a fall of 24,5% on meat exports to Russia - one of the main importer of Brazilian meat.


This year (Jan-Sep period) the exports to Russia totalled 151,000 m tons against 201,000 m tons in equal period in 2002.


Brazil currently exports to 120 markets being Saudi Arabia the main importer, followed by Japan and EU countries. Brazil is the world second largest poultry meat exporter with 35% of the market following the US, with 52%.