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Exports of beef up 31% in July

Agropecuária

Among the main destinations of Brazilian meat is Hong Kong and China

After measures that increased strictness in the inspection of animal products, beef exports grew 31% in June compared to the same month last year. With the result, the industry generated a turnover of US $ 540 million.

The data were released on Friday (4) by Abiec, an entity that represents export industries.

In the month, shipments of Brazilian meat totaled about 129 thousand tons, an increase of 22.9% compared to July 2016. The sale of fresh meat, which undergoes a more rigorous quality inspection by the countries , Grew 38.5% in the period.

Accumulated

From January to July, the increase in exports of fresh beef resulted in a turnover of US $ 2.6 billion, 3.1% higher than the same period of last year.

Among the main destinations of Brazilian beef are Hong Kong and China, followed by Egypt and the European Union.