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Brazilian Poultry Exports Fall

04 October 2013

BRAZIL - Brazilian chicken exports were down by one per cent in September to 302,700 tonnes,compared to the same month last year.

According to the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), revenues stood at US$582.3 million, down 7.9 per cent compared to the same period last year.

A total of 2.865 million tons of chicken meat was shipped during January to September, which again marks a fall of two per cent compared to the same period in 2012. 

However, revenues rose 6.7 per cent to US$ 5.993 billion.

Ricardo Santin, Markets director at Ubabef, said: "We were expecting to see results similar to those of August. However, climate issues in South Brazil slowed down shipments in the last ten days of the month. We believe there will be a rebound in November."

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