Pork Production Down in Panama

There was a 9% decrease in production during the first eight months of swine production compared to 2009.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Although production had been decreasing, the tariff reduction on pork imports in force since the second half of 2009, prompt for the national product to depreciate even further.

"One of the projects that could revitalize the local swine production is to build a processing facility just for pigs. With this infrastructure, pork producers could export their products," writes Laestrella.com.pa.

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