… Argentina has recorded a 4.8% decline in meat consumption per inhabitant... the price of beef increased 9.7% in December 2021 compared to the previous month, for a 60.7% yoy rise...

 

 

Meat consumption in Argentina fell despite cap on exports

Despite 2021's fall, Argentines continue to eat more beef than any other people in the world

 

MercoPress (Uruguay)

January 13th 2022

 

Argentina has recorded a 4.8% decline in meat consumption per inhabitant despite caps on exports imposed by the administration of President Alberto Fernández, which allegedly sought to prioritize the domestic market.

 

According to a report by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Meats and Derivatives of the Argentine Republic (CICCRA), consumption of beef per inhabitant in 2021 was 47.6 kg / year (or -2.4kg / inhab / year).

 

According to Argentina's previous standards, December should have yielded a result around 52.4 kg / inhabitant / year, CICCRA said.

 

Under the Government's new measures, beef production went down 6.1% in 2021, 194.1 thousand tons below 2020 figures.

 

In 2021 797.6 thousand tons of beef were exported (which would show a fall of 11.7% per year).

 

In 2021, the meat processing industry slaughtered 12,967 million heads of cattle, which represents a fall of 7.4% (-10.0% if adjusted for the number of working days), one million head less compared to the previous year.

 

According to the Argentine Beef Promotion Institute (IPCVA), the price of beef increased 9.7% in December 2021 compared to the previous month, for a 60.7% yoy rise...

 

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