Paraguay exported 19,752 swt of fresh beef in September, according to Customs data . It is the shortest volume since February
and means that in the first nine months of the year this commercial current does not reach 200 thousand tons and is 6.2% below
the same period of 2017.
September is always a m onth of low demand from Chile, but sales to this destination this year were particularly low. Just 3,589
tons were exported, the lowest monthly volume since mid-2014, more than four years ago.
Russia remained the exclusive destination of frozen beef with 10,018 tons of the 14,118 ton s exported, more than 70%. In the
annual total, placements in this destination grew 72% thanks to the impossibility of Russian importers to purchase in Brazil.
The average export value was US$/t 4.007, minimum since August 2016, more than two years ago.