MEAT CONSUMPTION
China: Main Market for Costa Rican Meat
Jun-10-21 | During the first four months of 2021, companies operating in Costa Rica sold $22 million worth of beef to China, this figure represents 54% of the total exported by the Central American country.
Meat: Tests will NOT be suspended
Jun-4-21 | Despite warnings in Costa Rica that there was a deficit in the budget of Senasa, the institution in charge of applying tests to exported and imported meats, the authorities assure that the execution of these tests will not be interrupted.
Beef: Central American Sales Up 16%
Apr-19-21 | From January to September 2020, the countries of the region exported $527 million for beef, 16% more than what was registered in the same period of 2019, a rise that is explained by the behavior of Honduran, Panamanian, Costa Rican and Nicaraguan sales.
Pork: Regional Market Figures
May-22-20 | In the last five years, pork consumption in Central America increased 42%, from 197,000 tons in 2014 to nearly 279,000 tons in 2019, growth that was boosted by the Salvadoran and Honduran markets.
Processed Meat and Post-Quarantine Demand
Apr-8-20 | When the economies of Central America begin to relax the restrictions that have been taken to prevent the spread of covid-19, it is expected that in the area of processed meats, sales of pork ham will be among the most contracted.
China Buys More Costa Rican Beef
Feb-13-20 | After the sanitary protocol to sell meat to China came into effect and the industrial plants in Costa Rica were certified, the Central American country's sales to the Asian giant doubled between 2018 and 2019.
New Trends in Meat Consumption
Nov-1-19 | Due to the fact that preference for "vegetable" or plant-based meat is growing quickly in major global markets, food industry business groups have begun to make investments to meet this novel and growing market niche.
Beef: U.S. Business Increases
Apr-16-19 | From January to September 2018, countries in the region reported $422 million in beef sales abroad, and exports to the United States grew 16% over the same period in 2017.
Beef: Increasing Business with the US
Sep-28-18 | In the first quarter of the year, countries in the region reported $148 million in beef sales abroad, and sales to the United States increased by 25% compared to the same period in 2017.
More Protectionism
Sep-11-18 | To correct alleged price distortions in the local market, the Panamanian government plans to regulate imports of beef from Nicaragua.
Costa Rica Free of Swine Fever
May-28-18 | It has been announced that after having met all the requirements, the country has officially obtained recognition as a nation free of Classical Swine Fever.
Consumption of Chicken Meat Up in Central America
Oct-5-17 | Annual per capita consumption of chicken meat in Central American countries increased from 19.8 kilos in 2008 to 25.9 kilos in 2016, and growth was driven mainly by Panama.
Central America Consumes More Pork Meat
Sep-27-17 | 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.
The Beef Market in Central America
Sep-19-17 | In 2016 countries in the region exported 41,208 tons of beef to the US, 7% more than in 2015.
Costa Rica and Beef Consumption
Jun-13-17 | Figures from the Livestock Corporation show that 21% of beef consumers reduced their consumption compared to two years ago, 18% increased it and for 62% it stayed the same.
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