Day: March 6, 2020

Brazilian chicken meat exports grow 10% in February

Brazilian chicken meat exports grew 10% in February in comparison with the same period last year. Considering all products, between fresh and processed, sales totalled 348.4 thousand tons in the last month, against 316.7 thousand tons in the second month of 2019. February exports generated revenues of $ 553.8 million, a result 5.2% higher than the $ 526.4 million made in the same period last year.

Dollar goes up for the 12th time

The growth remained despite the fact that the Brazilian Central Bank sold $ 3 billion in currency swap. The dollar hit a historic record again this Thursday, reaching R$ 4.67 at the peak of the day, with the Brazilian currency battered along with other risk assets worldwide due to obstinate fears related to the coronavirus. The high is the 12th consecutive. Only in March the currency jumps 3.79% and shoots 15.90% in the accumulated of 2020.

Bovespa closes down 4.65%

The main index of the Brazilian stock exchange, B3 closed in a sharp drop on Thursday (5). The index retreated 4.65%, to 102 233 points, following the negative atmosphere in foreign markets, amid the volatility generated by the uncertainties about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on global economic activity.