Uruguay: Meat exports during the year amount to US$ 226.4 million

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Published Feb 19, 2024

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In 2024, meat exports have seen a slight increase of 1.9% totaling US$226,440,000, driven by a 4.9% rise in beef exports, which constitute 83% of the total, amounting to US$188,034,000. However, there has been a significant drop in sheep meat exports by 32.9% to US$6,840,000. The primary markets for these exports are China, the Umsca region, and the European Union for beef, and Mercosur and China for sheep meat.
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Meat exports, so far this year, total US$226,440,000, a total of 1.9% more than the US$222,198,000 for the same period in 2023. Of that total, US$6,840,000 corresponds to sheep meat, which represents a drop of 32.9% compared to the same period in 2023; while US$ 188,034,000 is beef (+4.9%), which represents 83% of exported meat. For small items, US$9,741,000 were exported (-7.5%); and other products generated revenues of US$21,825,000 (-1.6%). It means that only beef had an increase, all the others registered falls. MAIN DESTINATIONS. In beef, the main destinations in dollars are China (36%); the Umsca - US, Mexico and Canada agreement - (30%), the European Union (27%), Mercosur (6%), Israel 4% and Japan 1%, and other destinations 4%. Cuts of sheep meat were exported to Mercosur (47%), China (22%), Russia (2%), and other destinations (28%). VOLUME (TONNES CHANNEL WEIGHT). Beef in volume, US$ 46,868 tons were exported in 2024, 8.9% more than in 2023. China currently adds 20,737 ...
Source: Agromeat
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