Uruguay’s September beef exports up 102% over last year

Uruguayan exports increased by 45.7% in September, including sales from free trade zones, compared to the same month in 2020, announced Friday the monthly foreign trade report of Uruguay XXI.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The report details that exports in the month totaled US$1.08 billion and US$7.9 billion year-to-date, reflecting an increase of 34.7% compared to the same period in 2020, a year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The goods of "greater positive incidence" explaining the annual variation were beef, cellulose, wood, electric power, beverage concentrate and meat by-products, while the document highlights that exports of barley, wool fat, wool and fabric, live cattle and hides also increased.

The main destination of Uruguayan exports is still China (35%), followed by Brazil . . .

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