The latest report released by the Paraguayan National Meat Quality and Animal Health Administration (Senacsa) shows that under the impact of the global new crown pneumonia epidemic, Paraguayan beef exports and total exports will achieve double growth in 2020, and the total beef exports will increase even more. Set the highest record since 2014.
Paraguay’s National Daily reported on January 6 that the Senacsa report showed that Paraguayan cattle slaughtered 1,891,800 heads in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 6%, and the total beef exports exceeded 271,000 tons, a year-on-year increase 9.6%, and the total beef export was 1.115 billion US dollars, a year-on-year increase of 9%.
From the perspective of the export market, Chile is the largest buyer of Paraguayan beef. Chile’s import volume is 103,700 tons and the import value is 444 million U.S. dollars; Russia is followed closely with 60,100 tons of import volume and the import value is Taiwan ranks third with an import volume of 25,300 tons and an import value of 116 million U.S. dollars; followed by Brazil with an import volume of 21,100 tons and an import value of 91 million U.S. dollars; Israel is ranked fifth, The import volume was 17,600 tons, and the import value was US$92 million.
Senacsa Director José Carlos Martin Camperchioli (José Carlos Martin Camperchioli) said that under the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the domestic beef industry chain quickly adapted to the new requirements and new demands under the epidemic , The total amount of beef exports broke the highest record since 2014, making an important contribution to the national economy.
Regarding this year’s goals, Quimperchioli pointed out that this year will continue to work hard to open up the beef export market. The Japanese Foreign Minister will discuss beef export matters with Paraguay next week. The Paraguayan government will also discuss with the Turkish government and the US government this year Negotiations for beef export, however, due to a severe drought in Paraguay last year, the livestock industry will face severe challenges this year.
In addition, Quimperchioli also highlighted Paraguay’s important achievements in pork exports. In December 2020, Paraguay pork obtained an export license from Uruguay. Uruguay is one of the major pork importing countries in South America. It is expected this year Paraguayan pork is expected to enter the Uruguayan market in the first quarter.