Investment in Poultry Sector in Costa Rica

Increased competition and rising production costs are causing firms in the sector to revive their production processes with new plants, equipment and electrical systems.

Monday, July 21, 2014

The three companies which dominate 92% of the market for chicken meat and its derivatives are making significant investments to modernize their production processes in an increasingly competitive world where consumption has maintained a steady upward trend.

Elfinancierocr.com notes that "...Corporación Pipasa S. R. L. (of Cargill Costa Rica) has invested more than $10 million in various processes between May 2013 and 2014 (U.S. fiscal year) and, of these, the $7.5 million was allocated to its plants for chicken and sausages for modernization of production lines, capacity enhancement and improved electrical systems. "

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