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Q3 Processed Chicken & Pig Meat Hit a New Record

by 5m Editor
22 December 2011, at 8:51am

BRAZIL – Chicken and pork processed meat hit a new record during the third quarter, according to the data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

During this period, 1.347 billion chickens were slaughtered, 2.8 per cent up from the previous quarter and five per cent more than the same quarter in 2010, Terra reports.

Pig slaughtereings hit a record of 9.065 million animals. This means 5.2 per cent more than the previous quarter and 9.1 per cent more than the same quarter in 2010.

Regarding processing chickens, Southern states account for 59.1 per cent of domestic total processing volume. The South Eastern region follows them, recording 21.4 per cent of the total volume. The Southern region (Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul states) leads on processing pork volume too, accounting for 66.5 per cent of the total volume.

Moreover, the data provided by IBGE pointed out that 7.284 million units of livestock were processed, 3.1 per cent up to the previous quarter but 1.6 per cent fewer than the same quarter in 2010.