Chilean Beef Imports Up in 2009-10

CHILE - Chilean beef imports during 2009-10 increased by 35 per cent year-on-year to 133,822 tonnes swt.
calendar icon 16 July 2010
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Meat & Livestock Australia

The rise was a result of the strong economic conditions, low domestic production and the higher imports from Paraguay, which jumped 36 per cent to 79,503 tonnes swt, according to Meat and Livestock Australia market analysts.

Argentinean shipments to this market also increased a noticeable 36 per cent to 39,419 tonnes swt during the period.

However, most was imported during the second half of 2009 as production fell, with negligible recovery expectations during 2010.

Brazilian imports jumped 771 per cent in 2009-10 to 10,859 tonnes swt as a result of increased access into the market.

However, shipments from Brazil remain short of 2005-06's 24,593 tonnes swt.

Imports from Australia reached 1,715 tonnes swt (with the majority shipped during the second half of 2009) with an average CIF price of US$5,203 tonnes swt.

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