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December 2011 Pork Export Volume, Value Up

by 5m Editor
3 February 2012, at 7:47am

BRAZIL - The volume of pork exported in December rose slightly compared to a year earlier, and the US$-value was up more by almost 13 per cent.

According to the latest figures from ABIPECS, Brazil exported 36,931 tons of pork in December 2011, up 3.95 per cent compared to the previous year. The value of export sales in December 2011 was US$103.7 million, almost 13 per cent more than in December 2010.

For the year-to-date, the total volume of pork exported was 516,418 tons, down 4.4 per cent compared to a year ago. However, the value of those exports was 7 per cent higher at US$1.434 billion. The average price of pig meat over the year to date was $2,778 per ton, up almost 12 per cent from a year ago.