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which Mercosur country sells the cheapest cuts

Argentina has the cheapest beef cuts prices in Latin America, according to a private survey. Despite the strong rise that meat registered in 2020, in comparison to neighboring countries its value is not out of place. The Mediterranean Foundation made a report, where they concluded that the kilo in our country averages the 781 pesos, Meanwhile in Brazil Y Uruguay they trade to 832 Y 845 pesos, respectively. In the case of chili, a country that imports beef, is closer to the 1,000 pesos.

The survey was prepared taking as a starting point a list of 15 cuts. In Uruguay, its average value in December was 7.2 dollars per kilo, while in Argentina it reached 6.2 dollars per kilo, 14.4% cheaper than in Uruguay. When analyzing by item, in the case of peceto Y roast the differences were minimal, but the gap grew to 25% in mince. One thing to keep in mind is that in June of last year, the price difference between the two countries was 29.1%, but it decreased after a drop in Uruguayan prices and increases for the Christmas holidays in our country.

To update these numbers, an online price comparison was made during January. To this end, values ​​were compared in the Argentine chains Jumbo and Dino, and of Tienda Inglesa and Devoto in Uruguay. « A great parity is observed between the values ​​of one side and the other of the Río de la Plata for a sample of 9 cuts », they remarked.

In chili, 13 cuts were collated, for the same period. The average price in the neighboring country was 10.5 dollars, 30.9% more expensive than the Argentine counters. In some cuts, like loin, the gap in favor of Argentina was greater than the average, while in peceto Y slaughter it was less. As in the comparison with Uruguay, online supermarket prices were measured in January and the result was that our country is 24% cheaper, with an average of 761 pesos for Argentine meat and $ 995 for Chilean meat.

In the case of Brazil, the comparison was made only in the online mode, where eight cuts were taken, which averaged 832 pesos per kilo, in relation to the $ 781 surveyed in our country.