The exports of live cattle from Brazil to other countries is a niche of the international market that demands animals for reproduction or fattening. According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), over the last five years Brazil has ranked among the 5 largest suppliers of live cattle to international trade. Live cattle exports are a market opportunity, and the analysis of this data enables us to further understand the flows and dynamics of the international live cattle market.
All beef cattle movements for export are informed by both the sellers and the buyers to the local Animal and Plant Health Office, thus being controlled by the State Government’s “Animal Movements Form” (GTA in Portuguese). This data originates from the Animal and Plant Health Surveillance System controlled by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Rio Grande do Sul State.
The export data is taken from the SISCOMEX (Integrated System of Foreign Trade), where the actual exporters provide information about their operations, and accessed by the ALICE System (Analysis of Foreign Trade Information) of the Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC).