Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Chicken samba

"São Paulo – The Arab countries buy 30% of Brazilian poultry exports. "It is the most important and traditional market for exports from Brazil. We have been present in the market for more than 35 years now," said to ANBA the president at the Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef), Christian Lohbauer. In 2007, sales to the Middle East totalled over US$ 1 billion.

The leading importers of Brazilian poultry meat are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. According to Lohbauer, the variety of chicken most exported to the Arab market is the 900-grams variety, which is smaller. "Brazil has a special production line for this market. They are also consumers of breaded chicken and other poultry products," he asserted."

I remember when I used to live in Yemen in the late 80's, Brazilian frozen chicken was the best we could get.

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