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Five factors explain the increase in pork consumption in Ecuador

Published May 26, 2024

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Ecuador has seen a 3% increase in pork consumption in the first part of 2024, with per capita consumption reaching 12 kilos. The pork sector, which accounts for 8% of the country's agricultural GDP, produces 216,000 tons of pork annually. The PORCIECUADOR 2024 Congress is scheduled to take place in May to focus on advanced practices in animal welfare, technological innovation, sustainable practices, and disease control. However, the sector faces challenges such as classical swine fever and a lack of resources in public entities, which are hindering pork exports.
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Pork consumption is growing in Ecuador, according to the Association of Pig Farmers of Ecuador (ASPE). In the first months of 2024, per capita consumption of this protein reached 12 kilos in the country, which represents an increase of 3% compared to 2024. Two Ecuadorian foods reach new markets around the world What is the increase due to? To a series of factors, details Estefanía Loaiza, executive director of the ASPE. Among them are: This has led to the sector in the country obtaining sales of 600 million, which is equivalent to 8% of the Agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The production The sector produces 216,000 tons of pork per year. The provinces with the highest production are El Oro and Santo Domingo, with 45%. Guayas, Cotopaxi and Santa Elena follow. 166,000 producers are in charge of the generation of pork in the country, although 70% is concentrated in about 30 large companies. To improve and enhance production, the sector will hold the PORCIECUADOR 2024 ...
Source: Primicias
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