Meat Prices Will Not Revert to Previous Levels, Says Minister of Agriculture

The price per "arroba" (fifteen kilos) of livestock, which in São Paulo had a real increase of no less than 35 percent in one month, will no longer return to its previous level.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an interview with Estado newspaper, Tereza Cristina said that the rise in exports to China had a strong impact on the appreciation of meat throughout the country. What also helped push the increase, however, said the minister, was the lack of readjustment in prices in the past three years.

President Jair Bolsonaro announced on the Internet that the minister had assured that in three or four months' time the price of meat would return to normal.

The Agriculture Ministry, in a statement, said that it is closely monitoring the situation and believes that the market . . .

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