[4 August/ Global Meat News]

Brazilian beef exports have increased almost a third in July, generating USD540 million for the month, rising 31 percent annually. This suggests the effects of the rotten meat scandal six months ago is diminishing. With value of USD451 and a 96,000t volume, fresh Brazilian beef exports are up by 38 percent and 30 percent respectively. The Brazilian Beef Exporters Association said the focus was now on expanding to strategic markets, and have 184 countries importing Brazilian beef in 2017, up from 2016’s 133 countries. China and Hong Kong were the largest July importers of Brazilian beef, and Egypt is the fastest growing market for Brazilian beef imports.