Brazil's beef exports up 19.6% in 2013 - Hong Kong has impact
Brazil's beef exports 2013 earned a record US$$ 6.6 billion, up 13.9% year on year. A total volume of 1.5 million tons were exported, 19.4% more than in 2012, said the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec) on Wednesday.
Hong Kong was the main market for Brazilian beef in 2013, taking leadership from Russia. It accounted for 24% of the total volume exported by Brazilian companies - in revenue, the share was 21.8%.
Hong Kong imported 360,730 tons, or US$1.44 billion dollars in the year.