On-the-Ground Updates

Value paid for beef from Brazil is up to 41% lower than its competitors

Fresh Whole Beef
Francielle Rozzatti
Published Sep 28, 2020
According to a study published by the Beef Intelligence Center (CiCarne), part of Embrapa, the price paid for beef exported by Brazil is 27% to 41% lower when compared to its competitors.

The survey, which analyzed the twenty largest beef exporters, showed that, on average, Brazil receives USD 4.17/kg. The research did not indicate the reasons for this difference but stated that it will analyze them to seek the promotion of actions to increase the value of Brazilian beef.

Among the twenty countries analyzed, sixteen receive more, being: USA (USD 7.17/kg), Netherlands (USD 6.06/kg), United Kingdom (USD 5.96/kg), Canada (USD 5.65/kg), Ireland (USD 5.55/kg), Argentina (USD 5.47/kg), Mexico (USD 5.46/kg), Uruguay (USD 5.29/kg), France (USD 5.17/kg), New Zealand ( USD 5.17/kg), Belgium (USD 5.11/kg), Germany (USD 5.06/kg), Austria (USD 4.75/kg), Italy (USD 4.74/kg) and Spain ( USD 4.33/kg).

The only three competitors that export beef cheaper than Brazil are Poland (USD 4.12/kg), China (USD 3.45/kg) and India (USD 2.83/kg).
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