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Brazil exports $514m worth of beef to Arab world

DUBAI, August 29, 2018

Brazil exported $ 514 million worth of beef to Arab states during this year’s first seven months, said the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC).

ABCC added that Brazil shipped 149,700 tons of beef during the period, a 15.8 per cent growth from last year’s first seven months.

Latest statistics also show that Egypt, the leading Arab market and third worldwide, bought $246 million worth of Brazilian beef, up 19.58 per cent compared to last year’s first seven months. The country purchased 81,071 tons, a growth of 41.2 per cent in the same comparison.

Michel Alaby, secretary general and CEO, ABCC, said: “For the remainder of the year, we are confident that we will witness stronger growth in Brazil’s beef exports as demand in the Arab region continues to take the upward trajectory trend.

“The ABCC will be active in exploring other effective and efficient mechanisms to boost their already vibrant trade ties and bolster growth of their respective business communities. As for our outlook for 2019, we remain upbeat that we will see the same ascent in demand for beef and other products from different Arab markets.”  

Brazilian’s global beef exports from January to July 2018 totalled $2.8 billion, up 8 per cent over the same period of last year. The country shipped 691,000 tons, up 10 per cent in the same comparison. The main markets were Hong Kong, China, Egypt, Chile, Iran, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. – TradeArabia News Service

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