Brazil: Beef exports amount to US$ 695.2 million in February

Updated Mar 9, 2023
Brazilian exports of beef (in natura and processed) totaled US$ 695.2 million, equivalent to 152.28 thousand tons, informs the Brazilian Association of Frigorificos (Abrafrigo), based on figures from the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services (MDIC). The numbers represent a drop of 29% in foreign currency and 16% in volume compared to February 2022, when shipments of the product totaled US$ 974.3 million, representing 181,727 tons. The drop was partly caused by the suspension of beef exports to China. On February 22, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa) determined the interruption of shipments of the product to the Chinese country, due to an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better known as “mad cow disease”, in a 9-year-old bovine from a rural property in Pará. In the first two months, foreign sales of beef reached US$ 1.546 billion, with shipments of 336,102 tons. The numbers represent a drop of 13% in revenue and 1% in ...
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