Mexico increased its beef exports to the US by more than 80%

  • At AMEG, they highlighted that this Mexican cattle behavior is due to the fact that the United States is experiencing a reduction in employment in slaughter plants, in total from all destinations, the United States imported 35% more meat than it did in January 2021.

Dignitaries Mexican Beef It reported that with 24,680 tons of beef shipped to the US through January 22, 2022, Our country has positioned itself as the main supplier of the mentioned foods, bypassing Canada.

The volume exported by Mexico refers to a 82% increase On what was recorded in the same period last year, which currently has a share of 27% in US purchases.

for this part, Canada, which is now in second place, has sold 23,028 tons. of beef to the said territory, reflecting an annual growth of 17%, accounting for 26% of imports.

Reducing employment, an incentive for the United States to increase its imports

Hector Garza Garza, president of the Mexican Association of Meat Producers (AMEG), commented to Reforma newspaper that the good performance in sales is due to the situation in the United States with Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the Omicron variant, which is depleting labor in processing and packaging plants.

In total, during this group of weeks, imports of this protein by the North American country amounted to 90,162 tons. 35% over the same period in the previous year.

Another country that had a significant growth in terms of its dynamism was Brazilwhich exceeded by a share of 11% New Zealand The fourth largest supplier to the United States, derived from an increase of 438% in this sense, reaching 10,260 tons.

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According to information from the Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is ranked third in the ranking of beef exporters, with a 12% representation, by Australia, with 11,262 tons traded, however this reflects a 7% year-on-year decrease.

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