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Uruguay: pork and poultry consumption up

The Uruguayan Meat Institute (Inac) forecasts that in 2012, per capita consumption of pork and poultry will increase respectively 10% and 5%. In 2011, pork consumption increased just over 8%, standing at 10.5 kg per capita. Chicken consumption rose just over 2.5%, to 19.5 kg per capita.

There are no details on beef consumption but, if not the only country, Uruguay remains one of the few countries in the world where beef still accounts for the main part of the mix of meat consumed. In 2011 there was a slight reduction in consumption, but it was less than 1%. Even so, beef accounted for 64% of the 94.7 kg per capita meat consumption in the country. This meant 60.6 kg per capita, 27% higher than the 47.6 kg in 2005. Thus, other meats are mere extras.

So, in second place, but way behind beef, with 21% of total consumption, is the poultry (mainly chicken). In this period consumption rose 25%, while the pork consumption rose 19%. Only the consumption of mutton fell, 9%.

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