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Kuwait opens market for Brazilian beef

Feb, 16, 2020 Posted by Sylvia Schandert

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According to Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), the agency was informed on Thursday, February 13th that Kuwait will start importing Brazilian beef. Tereza Cristina, MAPA’s minister said “more good news – yet another market has opened its doors to Brazilian beef: Kuwait, which we visited in September, made the announcement today”.

Kuwait was one of the countries the minister visited in September last year, during Brazil’s business mission to the Middle East. Currently chicken (in natura) is the Brazilian product most bought by Kuwait. In 2018, approximately 122,000 tons were imported, equivalent to US$ 185.7 million.

Brazil also exports corn, orange juice, instant coffee, soybean meal, green coffee, chicken meat (processed), duck meat (in natura), cashew nuts and turkey meat (in natura) to Kuwait. Last year, agricultural exports to Kuwait totaled US$ 209.4 million, equivalent to 215,463 tons.

The following table, made from DataLiner data, shows the main Brazilian products exported by sea to Kuwait in 2019 (in tons):

Poultry 122.376,72
Corn 36.500,00
Wood 4.465,32
Paper & board 3.895,77
Juices 1.691,99


Source: DataLiner / Datamar

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