Paraguay plans to climb from eighth to world’s fifth exporter of beef by 2018
One of Paraguay’s priorities is to make the country the world’s fifth exporter of beef by 2018, according to Industry and Trade minister Gustavo Leite. The land locked member of Mercosur currently holds the eighth position.
The Embassy of Paraguay in Belgium organized a trade promotion mission during 26 and 27th of September in Brussels where our CEO Mr. H. Senel had a meeting with Mr. Gustavo Leite.
The minister invited Mr Senel personally to Paraguay to show our CEO how Paraguay will become the world’s third per capita consumer of beef (behind Uruguay and Argentina), because let’s not forget that Paraguayans love to eat beef and love their barbecue”, added Leite.
The minister revealed, at the trade promotion mission during 26 and 27th of September in Brussels, that the plan is based on incorporation an estimated 120.000 small cattle farmers to a national production program, applying modern technology and sanitary practices.
Last year Paraguay exported 1.33 billion dollars in meat products.
Source: The Embassy of Paraguay in Belgium