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Sixty-three Brazilian animal rendering companies are now able to export non-edible processed poultry and pork protein to China. Russia also enabled twenty-seven Brazilian industries in the field. In the form of meals and fats, the products are used as ingredients in feed for poultry, pigs, fish and pet food. The inputs can also be used by the hygiene and cleaning, cosmetics and even biodiesel industries.

One of the world leaders in the sector, Brazil is the third largest producer of meals and fats of animal origin in the world, behind only the United States and the European Union. ABRA data from 2021, the latest available, show that the animal rendering industry in Brazil produces, per year, 5.5 million tons of meal and fat of animal origin, generating 54 thousand direct jobs. The products are exported to more than 50 countries and total US$ 183.2 million.

UNComtrade data for 2023, the latest available, show that China imported US$ 262.5 million in pork and poultry meal in 2021, mainly from the US, Australia, Uruguay and Argentina. According to ABRA, it is estimated that in the first years of Brazilian exports to the Chinese market, approximately 8% of the market share will be reached, with 25 thousand tons of meal and fats of animal origin. This represents approximately 17 million dollars.


Brazilian Renderers

Since 2012, ABRA and ApexBrasil have promoted the Brazilian Renderers project with the objective of promoting exports from the Animal Rendering sector – meal, fat, blood products and palatabiliy ehancers, and hydrolyzed protein of animal origin. Through participation in fairs, workshops and other special actions of commercial promotion, the projects value attributes of the animal rendering industry and its products – such as quality, health status and sustainability of production – and value the international brands of products, fostering new business for Brazilian exporters.

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About ABRA

ABRA is an entity that represents the industries in the animal rendering sector that produce meal, fat, blood products and palatabiliy ehancers, and hydrolyzed protein of animal origin. It is a non-profit entity. It was founded in 2006 and works to promote its members, disseminate actions aimed at the segment, mediate the relationship with other entities and government agencies, in addition to fostering the generation of business in the national and international market.

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About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) acts to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

The Agency carries out diversified commercial promotion actions aimed at promoting exports and valuing Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and commercial missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in large international fairs, and visits by foreign buyers and opinion-makers to know the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim to strengthen the Brazil brand. ApexBrasil also acts in a coordinated manner with public and private actors to attract foreign direct investments (FDI) to Brazil, focusing on strategic sectors for the development of the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and the country.

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