Uruguay's Livestock Minister Fernando Mattos Tuesday highlighted that his country had surpassed US$ 2 billion in beef exports and that projections for the end of the year showed record figures. Mattos also recalled that in 2021 US$ 3 billion worth of meat were exported.
Argentine Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) have reached peak export figures during the first semester of 2022.
Unfounded animal health risk assessments continue to hamper the global meat trade, the director of institutional affairs at Brazilian beef processor Minerva BEEF3.SA, Joao Sampaio, said. He mentioned Turkey, which refuses to import beef from Brazil but does buy live cattle from the country.
Mercosur is again consolidating as the leading global exporter of beef with shipments of almost 1,8 million tons during the first half of the year, according to primary information from different sources. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay in that order were the main suppliers.
The benchmark for world food commodity prices declined significantly in July, with major cereal and vegetable oil prices recording double-digit percentage declines, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has reported.
London’s insurance industry is gearing up to cover Ukrainian grain and fertilizer shipments via a safe corridor, which could require up to US$50 million per insured cargo, industry sources said this week.
Brazil shipped 55.1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2022, which is 8.87% less than in the same period of 2021 (60.5 million tons), according to the National Association of Cereal Exporters. (Anec).
Colombia's coffee production for the year 2022 will reach 12 million bags, weighing 60 kilos each, according to National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) Manager Roberto Velez.
The main Argentine agriculture and business show is annually held on the grounds of Palermo, since Saturday in its major ring where the best cattle, sheep, and horses of the event are paraded, has in the center peaty soil from the Falkland Islands.
Despite the political upheaval in Argentina, which seems to have temporarily quietened, whether preparing for an even worse storm, or heading for a reasonable path of rationality yet to be seen, the country one of the world's most efficient breadbasket, is again managing extraordinary crops of corn and wheat.