Brazil ended another year with a very positive balance in terms of chicken exports to the Arab countries. Among the destinations that stood out in the purchase of Brazilian protein in 2022 is the United Arab Emirates, which is still in the lead, but Singapore and Qatar (the country that hosted the World Cup) also stood out. in this commercial relationship with Brazil.
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The United Arab Emirates remained the largest buyer of Brazilian halal chicken, increasing revenue from importing the product by 45% between January and November 2022, compared to the same period in 2021. In volume, this increase was 19%, according to data from the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA).
Also highlights Singapore had an 87% jump in revenue from Brazilian chicken exports in the first eleven months of 2022, compared to the same period last year. Already in volume the increase was 57%.
And the country that hosted the last World Cup, Qatar, also bought more Brazilian chicken this year, with the event being one of the drivers for this increase. Revenue was 59% higher than in 2021. Already in volume, the increase in 2022 was 35% compared to the same period last year.
Also according to the ABPA, the perspective is that Brazilian production will be 14.5 million tons this year, 1.5% higher than in 2021 (14.329 million tons). And exports could be up to 5% higher and reach 4,850 million tons. Also according to the entity, the total export of fresh and processed chicken meat should reach 5.2 million tons in 2023, a volume 8.5% higher than what was achieved in 2022, with 4.580 million tons.
Brazilian chicken meat in the halal market
For the director of operations at CDIAL Halal, Ahmad M. Saifi, this positive data for 2022 reflects the reliability that Brazil has achieved with countries that consume products that must follow the dictates of the Islamic religion.
“We have quality products and competitive prices, which over the years have attracted several Arab countries to strengthen trade relations with Brazil, in addition to other countries looking for halal products as a guarantee of safety and traceability for consumption. This is why this market, which should reach around US$5.74 trillion by 2024, is likely to remain very promising over the next few years”, emphasizes Saifi.