Brazil: Mato Grosso contributed to the lack of meat in 2020 - Sindifrigo

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Published Jan 27, 2021

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27.93 thousand tons were shipped, which represented US $ 36.16 million shipped. China, Hong Kong and Macau were the biggest buyers of pork, 27.03 thousand tons (US $ 45.75 million). Beef, on the other hand, 283,000 tons were exported to China and Hong Kong last year. US $ 981.10 million were shipped. "Until then, we had never dealt with an unknown and unforeseen demand like this," said Paulo Bellincanta, President of the Union of Refrigerators Industries of the State of Mato Grosso (Sindifrigo). Mato Grosso, has represented 21% of national exports and tends to favor, mainly due to the low availability of animals at the national level and for being the largest Brazilian producer. As shown by IMEA, the international market contributed strongly to sustain the sector, mainly China: the exported volume increased 18.96%, the Chinese market represented 56%. Animal protein also experienced a very large boom last year, which caused an acceleration in agribusiness in general, including for ...
Source: Safras
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