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Chinese Appetite Benefits Latin American Export-related Sectors

02 March 2018

CHINA - In the week prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year, Casti Beef, a Uruguayan brand targeting the high-end consumer market, sold 26 tons of premium meat in China.

In the past four months, a total of 45,000 metric tons of Uruguayan beef was sold by various brands in China, Daniel Castiglioni, general manager of Casti Beef, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

"With a growing middle class who have more money to spend, China has a steady demand for agricultural produce and is paying higher prices every year," said the Montevideo-native businessman.

Castiglioni, 35, has been working in China for eight years and has witnessed the country's growing consumption market benefiting Latin American export-related industries.

The incessant Chinese craving for more and better food has been "increasing the incomes of the industry, the farmers, and all the people around the business," he said.

Uruguay was one of the first from Latin America countries exporting beef to China. It has become a favored choice for the local consumers over the past 15 years.

Besides beef, Chinese consumers have also been enjoying a whole variety of flavors from Latin America in recent years. 

TheCattleSite News Desk

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