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2012 Brazilian Pork Exports Rose Compared to 2011

11 March 2013

BRAZIL - Brazil exported 581,000 tons of pork from January to December 2012.

Revenue from these exports reached $1.49 billion, according to the Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Pork (ABIPECS). 2012 exports were up 12.6 per cent from the previous year, and revenues rose by 4.2 per cent.

However, pork exports in December 2012 (40,000 tons) were down compared to the previous month (51,000 tons). As a result, revenues generated during December was worth $103,000 while in November, it was $137,000.

Overall, the average price of pork in 2012 was $2.60, down 7.4 per cent compared to 2011, where the average pork price was US$2.80.

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