Projected Rise in Meat Imports in USA

Due to the contraction in domestic production, it is estimated that by the end of the year beef imports will have risen by 19% compared to 2013.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

From statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

An increase is expected in imports of beef in the United States
According to data from the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), it is expected that imports of beef at the end of the year will have a total volume of about 2.684 million pounds, which represents a increase of 19% compared to 2013. The USDA also estimates that this behavior could be maintained for 2015 and the year could end with an increase of 0.6%.

This situation is largely due to a contraction in domestic meat production and the strengthening of domestic demand for this product. The countries that have increased their exports to this market compared to the same period in 2013 are Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.

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From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

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