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High domestic demand for eggs reduces Brazilian exports in January

Feb, 18, 2020 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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Brazilian shipments of egg (considering all products, from fresh to processed) reached 821 tons in January, 48% less than the 1,579 tons shipped in the same period last year, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). Revenues from the exports totaled US$ 863 thousand, 48% less than the US$ 1,659 thousand obtained in January 2019.

According to the executive director of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, this downward movement in egg exports is a reflection of increased domestic demand. “The domestic market has absorbed practically all production. It is a historic moment – Brazil reached the world average of 230 units consumed per person in 2019. This demonstrates confidence in egg protein, a healthy alternative”, said the director.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) stood out as a destination purchasing 602 tons in January, for a total of US$ 621 thousand. Other Asian destinations, such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, also contributed to sales in the period.

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