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RIO DE JANEIRO, October 2. /TASS/. Brazil’s poultry exports to Russia increased from 8,000 tonnes in August to 20,000 tonnes in September, the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) said in a communiquй circulated on Wednesday.
“Export of Brazilian poultry in September stood at 359,600 tonnes, or up by 19% on the same period last year. Growing exports to Russia account for a larger part of this increase,” the document cites ABPA President Francisco Turra.
The Association united Brazil’s biggest producers and exporters of poultry and pork.
Turra expressed his satisfaction with the September export figures. Thus, in his words, poultry exports in that month reached 718.8 million U.S. dollars. Poultry exports to Egypt also demonstrated positive dynamics having increased from 4,000 tonnes in August to 13,000 tonnes in September.
Currently, Brazil is the global leader in terms of poultry exports. In the first three quarters of this year, Brazil exported 2.965 million tonnes of poultry to external markets, which was by 3.5% more than in the first nine months of 2013. However, aggregate proceeds from poultry exports went down by 1.8% on January-September 2013 and was 5.882 billion U.S. dollars.
Apart from that, the ABPA reported a 9.9. percent decrease in pork exports from Brazil in September 2014 on September 2014 and stood at 36,000 tonnes. Pork export proceeds in September 2014 went up by 26.4% on September 2013 to reach 143.3 million U.S. dollars. Since the beginning of the current year, Brazil has exported 306,700 tonnes of pork worth 1.035 billion U.S. dollars.
“Changes in the export flows on external markets stemming from the political scenario in the east of Europe have positive effects on export proceeds,” Brazil’s mass media cited Rui Eduardo Saldanha Vargas, the ABPA Vice President in charge of pork production and export sector.