Brazil’s beef exports rose to 732,425 tonnes through April, up 30% from the same period in 2021, with strong demand from China and increased shipments to the United States and Egypt, it said on Friday. Refrigerator (Abrafrigo).
Taking into account both natura and processed products, China led the acquisition of protein with 344,490 tonnes in the four-month period, an increase of 37.2% year-on-year, at a time of rising demand from an economically growing population in the Asian country. Hui. ,
The United States, on the other hand, ranked second in the ranking of destinations for Brazil meat, with a 244% jump in purchases over the period to 79,198 tonnes. On the same lines, Egypt increased its imports by 271.9% to 55,273 tonnes. The association did not give details of the reasons for the advances.
Hong Kong slipped to fourth place among buyers from January to April with 37,757 tonnes of SWAT, down 52.7% year-on-year.
In revenue, growth accelerated from $2.52 billion in 2021 to $4.01 billion in the first four months of this year, an increase of 59%, “which, in part, reflects an increase in international prices of the product”, said the unit.
In April alone, Brazil exported 186,674 tonnes of beef, an increase of 22.3% compared to the same period last year. Revenue from shipments reached $1.1 billion, a 56.3% increase over the same period.
The association’s survey is based on data compiled by the Foreign Trade Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy.