The EU beef situation
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CTA. 2002. The EU beef situation. Agritrade, August 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA has forecast that EU beef exports...
The Foreign Agricultural Service of the USDA has forecast that EU beef exports in 2002 will rebound by 20% from reduced 2001 volumes to 638,000 tonnes, as previous key markets such as Egypt and Russia reopen with the ending of concerns about BSE and FMD. EU beef production is forecast to increase in 2002 by 3% to 7.2 million tonnes, while beef consumption should recover by 5% to 7.1 million tonnes. Beef imports are expected to rise by 14% to 467,000 tonnes as imports from traditional South American suppliers are resumed after their suspension due to FMD outbreaks. From March 2002 the USDA expects the EU to begin to release onto the market beef previously bought up under the Special Purchase Scheme.