Meat and soy exports decreased in Uruguay

Updated Sep 5, 2020
This reduction is mainly explained by lower exports of beef (-22%), cellulose (-27%) and soybeans (-14%), while sales abroad of malt (+10.2) and meat by-products (+6 , 2%) had a positive impact on the monthly variation. (Read: Uruguay registers a drop in meat exports by 18.1%) In the accumulated of the year, exports totaled US $ 5.14 billion, 17% less than what was exported in the first eight months of 2019. In this case, cellulose, meat and soybeans were the producers with the highest negative impact, in contrast to rice, which continues to be the product with the highest positive impact. Item by item Bovine meat incurred negatively in exports in August 2020, although it was the main product of foreign trade for the month. External sales of red protein were located at US $ 986 million, showing a contraction of 15% in relation to the same period of 2019. The main export destination was China with US $ 45 million with a fall of 52% year-on-year. On the other hand, sales to other ...
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