Paraguayan pork exports decrease in late June

Jul, 11, 2022 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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The Paraguayan pork sector ended the first half of 2022 with a 65% drop in exported volumes. From January to June, 935 tonnes of meat cuts and offal were sold, while in the same period of 2021, the number reached 2,660 tonnes.

The sector exported 366 tonnes of pork and 569 tonnes of offal from January to June, according to Paraguay’s National Animal Health and Quality Service (Senacsa). In terms of revenue, the percentage reduction is 62%. In the first half of the year, the volume of shipments generated US$ 1.7 million in transactions, while in 2021, the amount was US$ 4.7 million.


The animal health service report indicates that 80% of pork products were destined for the Uruguayan market, followed by Georgia (with a 17% share) and Armenia (3%), a new destination for pork exports.

It is worth mentioning that Ecuador is interested in buying Paraguayan pork and is currently designing the product’s transport circuit. The country is also awaiting authorization from Taiwan’s veterinary service after an audit carried out in May to clear exports.

Diminished demand

The export decline is partly due to the war between Russia and Ukraine, which impacts all economic sectors. Also, there has been an oversupply since China started producing pork and reduced demand for imports. In addition, other countries such as the United States and Brazil entered markets with very competitive prices.

Source: Suinocultura Industrial

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