China's Rising Hunger Holds Key to Brazil's Beef Exports: Chart

Brazil’s beef exports last year were valued at $5.52 billion, about a third of which went to Greater China, with shipments to Hong Kong taking a larger proportion than the mainland, according to meat export group Abiec. Some of those sales are at risk, as the world’s largest beef and chicken exporter faces an investigation into the possibility that some meat bound for international destination may have been tainted. Shipments to the next-largest markets -- Egypt, Russia and Iran -- each fell in 2016, declines that were about offset by a rise in exports to China.

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