Chicken meat accounts for 48% of export revenue in 2015
Chicken meat exports accounted for 48% of the total meat exports in 2015, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA).
The meat industry as a whole earned US$ 14.7 billion from exports in 2015.With revenue of US$ 7.1 billion and a volume of 4.23 million tons, chicken meat was one of the highlights for agribusiness in 2015.
Pork was down by 20.2% in revenue, to US$ 1.3 billion, and up by 10.5% in volume, to 542,000 tons.
Beef exports fell both in revenue and volume in 2015, affected by the reduction in purchases by some of its major consumer markets, such as Venezuela (-44%), Russia (-43%) and Hong Kong (-32%).