Panama's demand for beef rises

Demand for beef in Panama is growing, as well as the prices the consumer must pay for this product.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Prices are now between $1.35 to $2.10 per pound, depending on the cuts of meat requested and where the purchase is made. Supermarkets and Chinese stores charge more than the public markets.
Meat consumption in Panama is high, and totals 54,000 tons per year. It is imported from Nicaragua and the United States.
The nation produces 56,000 tons per year but exports about six percent of it.

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