Brazilian Poultry Union provides firm prices of chicken meat in the second half
The prices of chicken meat in the domestic market should remain strong in the second half according to chief executive of the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), Francisco Turra. He said that despite a slowdown in the price of grain, there is an increased demand for protein in the end of the year.
- We have a supply more adjusted due to the decrease in production between late 2012 and early 2013. And, with the increase in demand typical of the second half, we see sustained prices for meat sold domestically.
As for the prices of corn, Turra believes that government support will be critical to regulate stocks and supply the regions that depend on the input.
The foreign exchange earnings of Brazilian exports of poultry meat totaled U.S. $ 4.093 billion in the first half, up 7.2% compared with the same period last year. In volume, decreased 4.9% to 1,890 million tons.
The average price for the period was U.S. $ 2,166 per ton, up 12.7%.
- This result was expected, due to high inventories and economic crisis in some markets.
The executive reiterated the projected growth of up to 2% in revenue and volume of exports of chicken meat. Earlier this year, the forecast was for an increase of 3%
The first shipments to Mexico, expected to by the end of the year, will help to increase foreign sales. The expectation is that the Mexican market represents the export of U.S. $ 300 million / year only in sales of chicken meat, based on an average of the entire item and cuts.
The Paraná continues to lead among the major exporting states of chicken in the country between January and June sales outside Paraná grew 3.64% over the six months of 2012, from $ 1.040 billion to $ 1.078 billion.
The volume, however, decreased by 8.18%, falling from 585 067 tonnes to 537 190 tonnes in the same comparison. The numbers are the Union of Poultry Products Industries of Paraná (Sindiavipar).
According to data from the Brazilian Poultry Union (Ubabef), Paraná represented 28.3% of the total volume exported by the country in the first six months of the year. Following were Santa Catarina (24%, revenues of U.S. $ 10.97 billion and a volume of 454 554 tonnes), Rio Grande do Sul (18.7% to U.S. $ 746.530 million and 352 613 tonnes), Mato Grosso (5, 9%, U.S. $ 245 916 000 and 112 379 tonnes) and São Paulo (5.9%, U.S. $ 213 772 000 and 112 238 tons).
The foreign exchange earnings from exports of Brazilian chicken meat totaled U.S. $ 4.093 billion in the first half, up 7.2% compared with the same period last year. In volume, decreased 4.9% to 1,890 million tons. The average price for the period was U.S. $ 2,166 per ton, up 12.7%.