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Sales of Pork, Beef to Russia Increased 327.5 Per Cent in August

17 September 2012, at 10:05am

BRAZIL - Sales of beef and pork in August increased 14.9 per cent and 9.3 per cent, respectively, compared to the same month last year and saw a 97 per cent increase in exports of these products to Russia, acquiring $126.7 million.

For the export of pork to Russia, the expansion of value was 327.5 per cent.

Exports from Brazil in August of the two meats totaled $658 million. The increases were 28.7 per cent for beef and 17.6 per cent for pork.

In August this year, Russia imported $88.6 million (21,800 tons) of beef, up 62 per cent from August 2011.

Iran is the second largest buyer of beef ($67 million and 14.3 thousand tons), followed by Hong Kong ($60.7 million and 17.4 thousand tons), Egypt ($57.2 and 14.8 million tons) and Chile ($41.6 million and 7.4 thousand tons).

As for pork, sales to Russia were 327.5 per cent compared to net sales and 387 per cent compared to the volume of the same month last year ($38 million and 14 200 t).

Ukraine followed second ($28 million and 11 600 t), Hong Kong third ($24.5 million and 10.3 thousand tons), Argentina fourth and Angola fifth ($8.1 million and 4.2 thousand tons).

Information provided by the Secretariat of Agribusiness International Relations, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), data from the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC).