Brazilian pork imports to Russia double thanks to sanctions

pig farmingBrazilian pork imports to Russia more than doubled year-on-year in the first eleven months of 2014 as a direct result of the ban on EU food imports that were introduced in retaliation for the sanctions imposed following events in Ukraine. Russia accounted for 46.8% of all Brazilian pork exports in October, and over 60% of their revenues, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), Fransisco, Turra, reported on Monday. ITAR-TASS