According to the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil Antonio Andrade soon Brazil will become the world's largest pork producer.
Currently, exports of pork is the largest export sector in agribusiness in Brazil. In August of this year, revenues from pork exports totaled U.S. $ 132 million , with total external deliveries of about 52,000 tons. According to the minister of agriculture , a sector once again gets to his feet after falling cost of production in 2012 and at the beginning of this year. and swine sector, which already employs more than 700,000 people. p>
Antonio Andrade stressed the need to stimulate domestic consumption of pork. Today, the consumption of this type of meat briziltsami is 15.6 kg per capita, while the average consumption in the U.S. and in Europe - more than 30 kg . Brazilian Association of Pig Producers plans to increase the consumption of pork in the country to 18 kg per capita in 2015. p>
National Week of pork , launched the second of October, was also intended to promote the consumption of pork . p>