ABIPECS

Brazil
Av Brig Faria Lima 1912
Sao Paulo, Brasil
Tel: +55 11 3812 7666 Fax : +55 11 3032 8895
Meat, Meat Products
www.abipecs.com.br

Pork Meat


COMPANY INFO...
 
Brazilian Pork in 2008
The major foundations for the industry in 2008 were: output lower than population growth; a strong recovery of international prices; and an internal availability appropriate to the market potential. Unlike 2007, the year started with stocks at zero, lower pressure on costs, and heated domestic sales. By the end of the year, at the peak of the financial crisis, prices fell, exports rapidly decreased, and there were high stocks and high pressure on costs. These events clouded the good results from the previous months.
 
PRODUÇÃO
Still under the influence of the events of 2007 (stabilization of parent stock housing and reduction of production on the spot market), production performed modestly in 2008. The lower average slaughter weight and drop in productivity were two factors that influenced the production of 3.03 million tonnes. Since backyard production continued to fall, growth in 2008 is explained by a 1.6% advance in industrial production, especially in integration schemes and cooperatives.
HERD
With a 3.4% expansion in housing, the herd of industrial sows reached 1.52 million head. This growth has greatly offset the fall in backyard herds. ABIPECS member companies, which hold 64% of the Brazilian industrial herd, accounted for almost 90% of production. The backyard herd, with 26% of breeding sows (865,000), accounted for only 10% of the total produced. The herd of sows housed at the end of 2008 will influence a 3%- 3.5% production growth in 2009.
 
 
SLAUGHTER
Supply of pigs for slaughter increased 3.8%, from 34.2 million head in 2007 to 35.5 million head in 2008. Throughout this period, slaughter under Federal Inspection (SIF) reached 25.8 million head, yielding a 6% growth compared to 2007.
Slaughter under other inspection services dropped 1.4%.
 
In 2008, ABIPECS member companies accounted for 88% of slaughter under federal inspection (SIF) and 64% of the industry production, having slaughtered 22.7 million animals, and increasing 6%, whereas non-members grew only 5%. Of the total industrial production, slaughter under Federal Inspection accounted for 73%. The remaining 27% was accounted for by slaughter under other inspection services.
 
History
ABIPECS, the Brazilian Pork Industry and Exporter Association, was established in 1998, from the fusion of two domestic entities: a Producer association and an Exporter Association. Our goal is to develop and modernize the production and the international trade activities of the Brazilian Pork industry.


Mission

ABIPECS’ mission is to congregate, coordinate, represent and defend the interests of the pork exporter, the pork producer and the pork products industry, promoting studies and finding solutions for the problems of the group attached to private and public organs. It also aims at cooperating with competent authorities in everything which is related to production and internal and external trade of pork and its deriveds.
 
President's Declaration
Editorial
remember the major positive facts from 2008. Throughout this year, prices were good in both domestic and importing markets and there were major achievements that will strengthen the pork industry in the future.

Domestic demand increased, and pork became more competitive with other animal proteins. New cuts and packaging are taking more and more space on retailers’ shelves. Much remains to be achieved, but a trend has been established.

Market research has confirmed the previous results: consumers have clearly acknowledged the unique flavor of pork, and prejudice against the consumption of pork and its possible negative effects on health and hygiene has fallen markedly. The health aspect in particular has improved considerably.

An analysis of the menus of the best and most sophisticated restaurants will show pork gaining space; it is now almost always on the menu. We believe that this will end up having an effect on cooking in general; it clearly reflects the influence of European cuisine. Pork, formerly a traditional dish in Brazilian cuisine, but one that has been absent, is coming back in style and this will certainly strengthen future consumption.

Acknowledging this fact, the gastronomy section “Paladar” of the “O Estado de S. Paulo” newspaper declared pork the product of the year. It was an honor for ABIPECS to receive the award on behalf of the industry’s production chain.

Important steps were taken regarding new markets. Chile was the first country to recognize the state of Santa Catarina as a FMD-free zone where vaccination is not practiced, and to list exporting plants. Following the Veterinary Mission carried out toward the end of 2007, Japan sent a comprehensive questionnaire in preparation for the opening process, which we hope will become reality by 2009. The result of the United States’ risk analysis study of the state of Santa Catarina was positive. China visited Brazil in November 2009, and we hope that access to the Chinese market will be approved by early 2009. Preparations to welcome the European Union Veterinary Mission are continuing.

The year of 2009 has all it takes to become the great landmark for the opening of new international markets, thus unquestionably placing the pork industry on a path toward growth and prosperity. Our continued over-dependence on exports to the Russian market should be reduced, which is even more urgent considering that we were surprised by changes in Russia’s regimen of quotas and tariffs last year. That was certainly the major negative fact of 2008.


Pedro de Camargo Neto
Executive president
 
História
A ABIPECS, Associação Brasileira da Indústria Produtora e Exportadora de Carne Suína, foi criada em 1998, fruto da fusão de duas entidades nacionais, uma produtora e outra exportadora, visando ao desenvolvimento e à modernização da produção e das atividades de comércio exterior da carne suína brasileira.


Objetivo

A ABIPECS tem por objetivo congregar, coordenar, representar e defender os interesses da indústria produtora e exportadora da carne suína e seus derivados, promovendo o estudo e buscando as soluções para os problemas da classe junto aos órgãos públicos e privados. E colaborar com as autoridades competentes em tudo que se relacionar com a produção e a comercialização interna e externa da carne suína e seus derivados.
 
Palavra do Presidente
Editorial
A chegada da crise global, nos últimos meses do ano, ofuscou os excelentes resultados de 2008. O impacto, sem
precedentes na economia mundial, teria certamente que cobrar seu custo do setor. A brusca queda nas exportações, em novembro e dezembro, precipitou redução de preços e trouxe desalento a todos.

Não podemos, porém, deixar de lembrar o amplo lado positivo de 2008. Um ano quase que inteiro de bons preços, internos e externos, e de importantes conquistas para o fortalecimento futuro do setor de carne suína.

A demanda interna cresceu e elevou-se também a competitividade da carne suína frente às demais proteínas animais. Aos poucos, novos cortes e embalagens ampliam sua participação nas gôndolas do varejo. Falta ainda muito a conquistar, mas a tendência se estabelece.

Pesquisas de mercado confirmaram os resultados anteriores: o claro reconhecimento pelo consumidor do sabor inigualável da carne suína, que tem a seu favor também uma redução considerável do preconceito relacionado ao consumo e seus possíveis efeitos negativos na saúde e higiene, este último aspecto já bastante atenuado.

Uma análise dos cardápios dos melhores e mais sofisticados restaurantes pode identificar a maior e, agora, quase constante presença da carne suína nesses estabelecimentos.

Acreditamos que este fato, reflexo da influência da culinária européia, acabará surtindo efeito na cozinha de maneira geral. A carne de porco, prato tradicional da culinária brasileira, que se mostrava bastante ausente, volta em grande estilo, certamente fortalecendo o consumo no futuro.

Reconhecendo este fato, o caderno de gastronomia “Paladar” do jornal O Estado de S.Paulo premiou a carne suína como produto do ano. A Abipecs teve a honra de receber a premiação em nome da cadeia produtiva do setor.

No que tange à abertura de novos mercados, importantes passos foram dados. O Chile se destacou como o primeiro país a reconhecer Santa Catarina como região livre de febre aftosa sem vacinação, tendo habilitado fábricas para exportação. O Japão, dando sequência à missão veterinária ocorrida no final de 2007, encaminhou extenso questionário preparatório para o processo de abertura, que, esperamos, se concretize em 2009. Os Estados Unidos finalizaram, de maneira positiva, estudo de análise de risco também sobre Santa Catarina.

A China nos visitou em novembro, e esperamos que nos primeiros meses de 2009 o acesso àquele mercado esteja garantido. Os preparativos para receber missão da União Européia continuam.

O ano de 2009 tem tudo para ser o grande marco na abertura de novos mercados internacionais, com isso colocando o setor de carne suína em rota inequívoca de crescimento e prosperidade. A ainda grande dependência do mercado da Rússia para as exportações deve ser reduzida, o que se mostra cada vez mais urgente, pois, em 2008, uma vez mais fomos surpreendidos pelas alterações no regime de cotas e de tarifas daquele país. Este, certamente foi o grande fato negativo de 2008.


Pedro de Camargo Neto
Presidente Executivo

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