Brazil in 2017 still one of the largest exporters of poultry and pork products in the world

In 2017, the administrative chief executives of Embrapa Swine and Poultry acted to prioritize actions in support to research.

Beeld: Embrapa Suínos e Aves

Brazil produced 13,1 million tons of poultry meat in 2017, which was the world's second largest production. Exports reached 4,32 million tons, the largest in the world. Domestic production increased by 1.72% compared to 2016.

The domestic pork meat production in 2017 reached 3.76 million tons, the fourth largest in the world. Exports were 693 thousand tons, also the fourth largest in the world. Compared to 2016, Brazilian exports fell by 5.4%.

Brazil produced 39,9 billion egg units, 1.8% higher than in 2016, the seventh largest production in the world last year. Exports were 5.834 thousand tons, 44% less than in 2016. The consumption per capita in the country was 192 units, indicating an increment of 0.80% in comparison to what was consumed in 2016.

The Brazilian production of turkey reached 390 thousand tons (an increment of 6.1% compared to 2016), occupying the third largest in the world. The export of turkey meat reached 109 thousand tons, 21% lower than in 2016, bur sufficient to keep Brazil in third place in relation to the international market.