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Trade in slaughter-ready cattle slowed again in Brazil last week, with neither producers nor meatpackers showing much interest in doing deals on the eve of Carnival celebrations.
As China’s biggest supplier of meat products, Brazil is one of the countries to have gained most from the Asian country’s problems with African Swine Fever (ASF), which have pushed up Chinese import demand for all types of animal protein. On the other side of the coin however, China’s problems with coronavirus (Covid-19) are currently disrupting trade, causing hold ups at ports and complicating life for Brazilian exporters.
Key agricultural exports saw notable increases in January, particularly, avocado, grape, rice and coffee, according to Peru's Ministry of Agriculture (Minagri).
Argentina’s milk production rose in January 2020 by 5.5% higher year-on-year, but fell by 8.6% compared to December 2019, according to the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture (MAGyP).
Pork and poultry markets strengthened in Brazil last week as a recovery in domestic consumption helped lift prices throughout the production chain.
The total volume of dairy products exported by Uruguay increased by 9.7% year-on-year in January, according to the National Milk Institute (INALE).