Argentina reports record growth in livestock

by Editor
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In the past decade in Argentina, poultry, pig and dairy production grew 170%, 109% and 43%, respectively. The per capita consumption of the three sectors grew from 5 to 9.2% per year, respectively, between 2003 and 2012.

The Ministery of Industry of Argentina stressed that the poultry, dairy and swine sectors have enormous growth potential, not only to supply the domestic market also in terms of exports. During a meeting held in the Hall Belgrano of the Ministry of Industry, Debora Giorgi said the Industrial Strategic Plan 2020 is a roadmap to advance ahead of the next decade and that the country has all the conditions to become a leading global food producer high with value added.

Giorgi's employers raised the need to continue working to supply the growing domestic market and exporting as well. The state will continue with the delivery of soft loans to gain scale and productivity, find new markets to diversify exports and promote increased domestic consumption of poultry and pig meat.

In the last ten years, production in the pig sector grew 109%. Per capita consumption increased by 60% since 2003. Exports in 2012 increased by 57% over the previous year and since 2003, grew at the rate of 5% each year.