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Brazil chicken exports drop

Brazilian chicken processors had expected lower volumes due to reduced demand in Europe an Asia as a result of avian influenza fears.

However, Brazilian chicken export revenue dropped 8.7 % to $3.2 billion in 2006, compared with the year earlier, announced the Brazilian poultry federation.
Whole chicken exports totalled $937 million, down 13.83%, and chicken cuts were about $1.97 billion, down 11. 23 %. In contrast, processed chicken meat exports were up 52%, reaching approximately $281 million.
Volumes were down just less than 5% on the whole, but processed chicken meat was up 51.5%.
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