Paraguayan meat showed an important decrease in the Chilean market, of
9.6% in the first two months of the year, according to a report from the
Agricultural Research and Policies Office (ODEPA) from Chile’s
In January and February Paraguayan’s meat participation was of 36.5%, while in the same period of 2017 it was of 46.1%,
according to data from Chile’s government. After the suspension to five slaughterhouses, which prevented them to sell meat to
Chile, it is expected that participation will fall further during the upcoming months, until the situation stabilizes, said some
members of the Paraguayan Meat Board (CPC).
During the first two months of the year, Chile imp orted 31,293 tons of beef and the main suppliers were Brazil with 13,422 tons,
Paraguay with 11,427 tons, Argentina with 4,096 tons, United States with 1,558 tons, Uruguay with 760 tons and Canada with 30
tons, according to ODEPA’s report.