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Largest Brazilian Poultry Producers - Exporters - Suppliers

Brazilian Chicken - Chicken meat is the most exported from Brazil - passing beef - and is present in a total of 158 countries worldwide. The largest consumer of Brazilian chicken is now Saudi Arabia, which holds 17% of our exports, followed by China with 11.5%. Brazil is also the world's largest Chicken exporter, has shipped four million tonnes of iron ore last year. The United States is the second largest exporter of this type of meat, exporting three million tonnes in the same period.

Brazilian exports of poultry meat grew by 3.2% in February and soared 24% in revenues, with higher prices being influenced by factors such as the scarce supply problems related to avian influenza in several parts of the country. world. Brazil, the world's largest exporter of Chicken meat exported 330,200 thousand tons to 319,900 tons in February 2016, considering all products shipments (in natura, sausages, processed), according to data released Monday by the Brazilian Association of Protein Animal (ABPA). Revenue, exports yielded 566.2 million, compared with 456.5 million dollars in the same month last year, ABPA said.

In the first half of 2016, Brazil exported 2.22 million tons of meat- 276,000 tons more than in relation to 2015. According to data released by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein, good numbers of the beginning of the year ensured a 13% increase in exports compared to the first half of 2015. in production, Brazil is second only to the United States, which produced last year 18 million tons of chicken from 13 million tons Brazilian.

Fresh or Frozen: The term fresh on a poultry label refers to any raw poultry product that has never been held below 26°F. Raw poultry held at 0°F or below must be labeled frozen or previously frozen. No specific labeling is required on raw poultry stored at temperatures between 0 and 25°F.

Cuts (Meat x Bone): Cuts are fraction with or without skin / bone and mutilations. For export the wing is marketed as drummette, mid-wing and wing tip. Although the breast is the major focus for the different sectors of the meat industry, the thigh and drumstick are the most consumed products, mainly in the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil.

Carcass: Chicken carcass is the product without viscera, usually weighing below 2000 g for use in the meat products industry (as cuts). Above this weight, it is more used for frozen whole. Some authors describe the carcass: with or without neck, head and viscera edible.

With February exports, shipments of chicken meat in the country ended the first quarter of 693.1 thousand tons, up 8.9% over the result of the same period of 2016. In revenue, growth reached 28.7 with 1.167 million, The highest value of the last four years for the period. "Large importers such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the European Union increased their purchases in February, favoring the results in a month that traditionally has lower performance due to shorter working days," said the CEO Of ABPA, Francisco Turra. In May, exports totaled 349,900 tonnes, a volume 11.1% worse than in the same period last year, at 393,600 tonnes. Revenue fell by 2.6% to a total of $ 596.9 million, compared to $ 612 million in May 2016.

"The industry is still recovering from the internationally generated effects of deceptive disclosure of the Carne Baja operation. Some markets, such as China, Hong Kong, Kuwait and others still perform less than the equivalent social period 2016. However, that sales recorded between March and June last year reached extraordinary levels, about 400 thousand tons, and that registered in May this year sales are average 2017 "analyzes Francisco Turra.

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