Study on Meat Imports in Costa Rica

Chicken meat imports in Costa Rica had a growth of 57% in 2012 over the previous year, while beef only grew 46%.

Monday, October 21, 2013

From the report:

In 2012 the country imported $48.3 million worth, an increase of 28% compared to the previous year.

Imports of frozen bovine meat recorded the highest increase in monetary terms, with imports in 2012 having increased by more than $4.4 million compared with the previous year, going from $9.6 million in 2011 to approximately $14 million in 2012.

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Cattle Slaughtering in Panama up to October 2018

November 2018

Between January and October 2018 and the same period in 2017, the number of slaughtered animals was unchanged, while the number of pigs slaughtered increased by 10%.

According to the latest data from the General Comptroller of Panama, in the first ten months of the year, 270.120 head of cattle were slaughtered, a similar figure to the 270.134 reported in the same period of 2017.

Central America Consumes More Pork Meat

September 2017

In the last five years annual per capita consumption of pork in the countries of the region increased from 4.6 kilos in 2012 to 5.3 kilos in 2016, and growth was driven mainly by Panama and Costa Rica.

Between 2012 and 2016 regional pork consumption has maintained an upward trend, growing from 205 thousand tons in 2012 to 249 thousand tons in 2016, which is an increase of 21%. 

Nicaragua: Increases in Meat Exports

October 2014

The guild has stated that producers are accelerating the shipment of cattle to slaughterhouses in order to increase production and take advantage of the increase in the international price of meat.

Meat prices in the international market have seen increases of up to 3% and 4% in recent months, positioning exports of meat products in second place of total exports.

Increased Global Demand for Beef

June 2013

It has been projected that in 2013 global beef exports will grow by 7.6%, approaching 9 million tons.

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

Projections for 2013 indicate that the expansion of international trade of beef will continue, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), world beef exports will grow by 7.6% and will be located around 9 million tons.

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