By the end of December, Paraguay would close the year as Chile's largest beef supplier, with several tons more than Brazil and Argentina.
Between January and November, Chile bought 87,993 tons of meat from Paraguay, an increase of 24.7% compared to the same eleven months last year, according to data from the Office of Agrarian Studies and Policies – Odepa.
Paraguay and Argentina, which grew 7.9% in meat sales, were the only countries that increased sales to Chile, while Brazil, Uruguay and the United States experienced drops in sales.
Brazil, which is the second largest supplier in the Andean country, went from selling 101,872 to 79,213 tons between 2019 and 2020, a drop of 22.2%.
Although Paraguay leads in volume, the national product was devalued by 1.9% with an average reference of US$ 4,468 per ton. It is the second lowest price of all exporters, only surpassing Brazil by less than US$ 100 per ton.
Source: Valor Agro.