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Uruguay Meat Exports Grew 13% In The First Quarter Of 2015

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Open Eyes Opinion {source: UYgov}


Meat exports grew 13% in the first quarter of 2015


Exports of meat, offal, products and byproducts totaling $ 514 million at April 11, 2015, up 13% over the same period of 2014. The beef exports totaled $ 427 million, with China, countries NAFTA and the European Union, Israel and MERCOSUR states as major buyers. Sales of mutton, Uruguay scored more than 21 million.

The Information and Economic Analysis of the National Meat Institute (INAC) released a summary of exports for January, February, March and the first eleven days of April 2015.

Sales of beef amounted to 427 million dollars in the first months of the year, by business primarily concretized with the People’s Republic of China, countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA, for its acronym in English), Union Europe, Israel and MERCOSUR states. In the same period last year had entered a total of 357 million.

These indicators determine that increased revenue in dollars, if those periods are compared, it was 19%.

In relation to sheep meat exports totaled $ 21 million, mainly MERCOSUR countries, European Union and the People’s Republic of China.

The report indicates that the income from beef represent 83% of total board, while the mutton is 4% and the remaining 13% are other meats and byproducts.

Were exported meat offal 28 million; horsemeat, $ 7.5 million; poultry meat, 2.2 million; industrial products, by 13.5 million; edible waste products, for $ 8.2 million;
primary products for industrial use, for almost five million dollars and meat products for animal feed, for $ 961,000.

Total exports in the first four months of 2015 amounted to 514,457,000 dollars. During the same period of 2014 earned income was 455.666 million dollars.

On Friday April 17, the Director of Information and Economic Analysis INAC, Pablo Caputi, and Chief of Information, Jorge Acosta, explained that the new information indicator that the institute offers to livestock producers relates week to week the average value the export price of the big hacienda bull, cow and heifer.

The price bull is in $ 3.286 per kilo and the average export income is $ 3.864. While the price of beef is $ 2.836 per kilo and the average export income is 3,864 also highlights the indicator this week.

“The impact indicator provides the private sector. We report one more element that serves to observe the place where we stand and understand the variables and export prices, “said INAC technicians.

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