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Colombia goes for the record of meat exports in 2021

Published Sep 21, 2021

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From January to July of this year, Colombia exported USD 120 million (29,031 tons) in beef, while throughout 2020 international sales reached USD 123.3 million (34 124 tons). This was revealed by the Office of Planning and Economic Studies of the Colombian Federation of Livestock Farmers (Fedegán) which, based on DANE statistics, also indicated that the figures in both tons and value (dollars) are historical for livestock in the country.

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(Read: Livestock exports complete 3 months affected by competition from Venezuela) During the first seven months of 2020, international meat sales totaled 16,277 tons and a value of USD 58.8 million. In the same period of 2019, they totaled 11,639 tons (USD 42.7 million) and in 2018 they were 11,823 tons (USD 48.2 million). Good news for the sector José Félix Lafaurie Rivera, executive president of Fedegán, stated that the months with the highest exports this year were February and March with 5,269 (USD 20.5 million) and 5,115 (USD 20.4 million) tons each. In April, May and June they decreased due to unemployment and vandalism blockades that had the country's economy in check. During the fourth month, exports totaled 4202 tons (USD 17.2 million), in May they fell to 2,810 tons (USD 11.8 million) and in June 3,680 tons (USD 15.8 million). (Read: Livestock exports in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled more than USD 110 million) “Already in July there was an important recovery after the ...
Source: MXContexto
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