Meat packers: no risk of domestic or export shortage

A survey commissioned by the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) shows that there’s no risk of a shortage in the country. Production exceeds domestic consumption by 35.5%.

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São Paulo – The Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) released a statement this Monday (23) ensuring that there will be no shortage of product to supply both the domestic market and exports. In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, ABIEC commissioned a survey that showed that output is expected to exceed domestic consumption by 35.5%.

According to the association, the number concerns production operations already underway. The industry dynamics mean an undersupply is not a possibility.

ABIEC also said it’s in direct contact with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply to identify situations that may require actions designed to make the productive process more fluid. “The industry is focusing on production, while observing the health of all collaborators and the sanitary safety of our beef, ensuring everyone [domestically and abroad] is supplied,” a statement quoted ABIEC chairman Antônio Jorge Camardelli as saying.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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