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The Unbeatable Rise of Brazilian Chicken Meat - United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China

      Between January and September this year, Brazilian exports of chicken meat, covering fresh and processed products, totaled 3.905 million tons, showing a substantial increase of 6.5% compared to the same period in 2022. Revenue growth was of 2.8%, reaching US$7.578 billion. .




Despite the small drop of 0.7% in the volume shipped in September and the 13.3% drop in revenue compared to 2022, the president of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), Ricardo Santin, remains optimistic. “Maintaining current levels, driven by sales to various destinations, we expect exports in 2023 to exceed the 5 million ton mark”, expressed Santin.

"The maintenance of the export flow above 400 thousand tons in October reinforces ABPA's projections for record shipments in 2023, exceeding 5 million tons, a trend that also brings positive expectations for next year";

The high capillarity of chicken meat exports from Brazil was one of the differences in sales this month, with a notable increase in China, Mexico and Islamic nations, including Iraq and Libya”, points out ABPA's markets director, Luís Rua.


Among the main destinations for chicken meat exports from Brazil in 2023, the highlights were sales to China, with 592.6 thousand tons (+31% compared to the same period of the previous year), Saudi Arabia, with 305 thousand tons (+5%), South Africa, with 286 thousand tons (+25%), South Korea, with 166.5 thousand tons (+9%) and Mexico, with 155.6 thousand tons (+22%).





China continues to lead, standing out as the main destination for Brazilian chicken meat exports in September, importing 57.1 thousand tons, a notable increase of 41.6% compared to the same period in 2024. Notable increases were also observed in sales to the United Arab Emirates. , South Africa, South Korea and Mexico.

Brazil: the world's largest exporter of chicken meat

Brazil secures its position as the second largest chicken producer in the world and the main exporter. Companies like Pluma Agroavícola contribute significantly to this production, operating in eight Brazilian states and the Federal District.

The president of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, predicts record shipments in 2023, exceeding 5 million tons. “Sustaining the export flow above 400 thousand tons in October reinforces ABPA’s projections of record shipments in 2023, exceeding 5 million tons,” stated Santin.

Luis Rua, markets director at ABPA, attributes the growth in exports to several factors, including increased demand from China, market expansion and the authorization of new establishments to export to specific countries. “In addition to the increase in demand from China and other markets for Brazilian chicken products, this year we saw the opening of four new markets and the increase in establishments authorized to export poultry to selected countries. Recent listings for the United Kingdom, Chile and Cuba should reflect on future shipments", emphasized Rua.

Brazil produces high quality chicken meat, meets several international quality certifications and produces products aligned with religion and with Halal and Kosher certification.

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Brazil's commitment to quality, adaptability and reliability propels its chicken industry as a global leader, offering unparalleled poultry products to the world market.

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