Growing Brazilian meat exports endangered
Dark clouds are ahead for the growing Brazilian meat
exports. Traceability, control on animal diseases and rising production costs
are posing threats to trade.
In a very extensive report, consultancy agency Agra-FNP concludes that the
limits of Brazilian growth are visible. That could happen in spite of the fact
that the country has been growing rapidly to become one of the world's major
meat exporters. In the last ten years exports have been rising with an average
growth of 21%.
"Brazilian image is endangered, and every problem in one of the meat
sectors has an immediate impact on others," the study says.
Brazilian government should act in order to guarantee future growth in
livestock and meat industry.
Should quality improve, then production costs will rise. "Salary costs will
rise, just like costs for better traceability. Also costs for meeting EU
standards of residues, hormones and antibiotics will make sure a strong cost
rise will happen."
Agra-FNP says large companies will only be able to continue existing if
they manage to professionalise.
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