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Production Costs of Pig, Poultry Fall in November

13 December 2012, at 1:56pm

BRAZIL - The indices of cost of production of pigs and broilers, calculated by Embrapa Swine and Poultry, fell in November.

The ICPPoultry recorded 171.36 points , down 1.39 per cent compared to October, while the ICPSwine was 176.02 points , down 4.13 per cent compared to October.

Although the two indexes have shown reduction, production costs of pig and broiler calculated by Embrapa accumulate respective increases of 26.99 and 36.27 per cent in 2012.

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