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Uruguayan Beef Exports Surge

29 October 2012
Meat & Livestock Australia

URUGUAY - Uruguayan beef exports for the first nine months of 2012 increased 13 per cent year-on-year, to 188,054 tonnes swt, with increased volumes to Chile, Israel, China and US.

Beef shipments to Chile rose 82 per cent year-on-year for January to September, to 14,070 tonnes swt, followed by US (up 37 per cent, to 17,994 tonnes swt), Israel (up 66 per cent, to 21,997 tonnes swt) and China (up 35 per cent, to 10,454 tonnes swt). While Russia remained as Uruguay’s largest export beef market, shipments declined five per cent for January to September, to 55,359 tonnes swt.

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