Brazil’s poultry meat exporters have had a positive start to the new year, with the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA) reporting record-breaking export figures for 2022. The country exported over 4.82 million metric tons of poultry meat, an increase of 4.6% compared to the previous year.
The value of these exports also rose by 27.4% to reach over $7.76 billion. Despite a decrease in exports to China, ABPA attributes the success to factors such as conflict in Eastern Europe and avian influenza affecting other countries, positioning Brazil as a “safe haven” for the global poultry meat supply.
In 2022, China remained the primary destination for Brazilian poultry meat exports, despite a 15% decrease in purchases from the previous year. The United Arab Emirates was the second largest buyer, with significant exports also going to The Philippines, the European Union, and South Korea, which saw a 63% increase in imports.
Despite facing challenges such as rising costs and political disturbances, the Brazilian poultry meat industry had a record-breaking year, surpassing the previous year’s export volume and income growth by 26%.
Brazil has been the leading exporter of poultry meat for almost 20 years.