South America accounted for 90 per cent of the EU's fresh, frozen
and chilled beef imports last year (2005) according to the latest
Meat Demand Trends from Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) Economics.
In all, the Union imported 264,300 tonnes of mainly boneless cuts
with Brazil keeping its lead position with 60 per cent of the total.
Second largest supplier was Argentina with a 23 per cent share.
The latest Meat Demand Trends also contains features and figures
on retail meat and producer prices, ethical consumerism in the
UK and expenditure and meat consumption.
A full break-down in figures shows UK economic indicators and a
raft of other data affecting the UK meat industry.
The Meat Demands publication costs £45 per issue or can be
bought on a subscription basis. More details and copies are available
from Economics at www.mlceconomics.org.uk or call 01908 844396.
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