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Poultry Exports Rise

by 5m Editor
30 April 2008, at 11:30am

ARGENTINA - Argentine exports of poultry meat reach $59,751,000 for the first quarter of the year, according to figures released by the National Service for Health and Agro-alimentary Quality (Senasa).

The shipments of 40,140 tonnes showed a 24 per cent growth in volume and a 58 per cent growth in value, compared to the same period last year, when the country exported 32,228 tonnes worth $37,721,000.

The exports showed a 35 per cent rise in shipments of whole birds and portions, with 26,706 tonne worth $42,536,000 being shipped.

The main destinations for the exports were Chile, South Africa, The Netherlands, Venezuela, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Greece.

Argentina also saw a 10 per cent rise in exports of by-products, mainly to China, Hong Kong and Viet Nam.

However, while Argentina saw a rise in fresh and frozen products, exports of processed chicken products fell by 19 per cent.

5m Editor