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Meat Exports

Map No. 49

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Meat can be exported in various forms: chilled, frozen, dried, salted, smoked, or as a live animal. Denmark, famous for its bacon, and New Zealand, famous for its lamb, both earn over US$500 annually per person living there in meat exports. In Ethiopia, with the lowest per person earnings from net meat exports, earnings are over ten thousand times lower than in Denmark and New Zealand.

The highest regional net meat exports are from Asia Pacific and South America. Within South America net meat exports from Brazil are more than five times greater than from any other South American territory.

“Between 1990 and 2001 the percentage of Europe's processed meat imports that came from Brazil rose from 40 to 74 percent” Centre for International Forestry Research, 2004

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net exports of meat (in US$) that come from there. Net exports are exports minus imports. When imports are larger than exports the territory is not shown.

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