Abiec: Meat exports up by 11.65% in 2011
Export revenue from beef was up by 11.65% in 2011, from US$ 4.814 billion to US$ 5.375 billion, driven by growth of 25.17% in average prices. The information comes from the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec). The price per ton rose from US$ 3,913 to US$ 4,898, from 2010 to 2011.
Volume, however, fell by 10.80%. Exports totaled 1.097 million tons in 2011, compared with 1.23 million tons in 2010. Abiec says the results were in line with initial expectations (revenue of US$ 5.3 billion, and a 10% fall in volume).
Information provided by Agencia Estado