In 2016, China was once again the main purchaser of Uruguayan beef, having purchased 188,411 tons of the meat, a 15.8 percent rise over 2015, according to data from the National Institute of Meats. In 2016, Uruguay gained 624 million US dollars from its exports of beef to China, which has long been a reliable source of revenue for the country, as published by local daily El Pais on Saturday [7 January 2017]…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2017

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  • In October 2016, Uruguay’s Minister of Agriculture was expected to visit Henan Province, China. During the same month, China’s Premier met with the Uruguayan President in Beijing.
  • In 2015, mainland China imported 467,143 MTs of frozen beef, with Australia (149,245 MTs) and Uruguay (123,206 MTs) supplying the most. At the same time, Hong Kong imported 279,760 MTs of beef, with Brazil (142,889 MTs) and the USA (100,923 MTs) supplying the most. It should be noted, in 2015, Brazil reported exports of frozen (boneless) beef totaling 163,639 MTs to Hong Kong and 97,478 MTs to mainland China.

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