Colombia’s Demand for U.S. Red Meat Continues to Expand

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)


The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that after a slow start to the year, U.S. pork exports to Colombia rebounded strongly in the second quarter and are now 10% ahead of last year’s record pace. Beef exports to Colombia are also soaring, up 55% in volume and 78% in value over 2021.

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) representative Don Mason says pork consumption is on the rise in Colombia and domestic production cannot keep pace with demand.

But Mason explains that meat demand has been very resilient, and importers remain optimistic about continued demand growth.

USMEF notes as in many countries, inflation is definitely challenging the spending power of Colombian consumers.