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Brazilian poultry exports show marginal growth

Exports to the Middle East - a major importer - dropped 4.6%

Volume exports of Brazilian chicken increased by 0.7% in the first three months of 2014, with a total of 907,300 tonnes (t) shipped, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA).

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