Meat: what cuts and at what prices will be sold from today in supermarkets and butchers

Seven cuts of meat for mass consumption will be sold at an agreed price in supermarkets and refrigerators. EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/Archive

from this monday supermarkets and a group of participating butchers will begin to offer their customers seven cuts of meat “at popular prices”, after an agreement reached between the national government, the large commercial surfaces and exporting refrigerators to maintain a coordinated program until the end of the year.

The consensus with the businessmen of the meat sector will take effect from this Monday and will be valid throughout 2022. In general terms, it will involve the marketing of seven of the main cuts of beef “at agreed and accessible prices throughout the country”, held from the Secretary of Domestic Trade.

A first stage of the program will extend from this Monday until next April 7, the date on which the extension conditions for the rest of the year will be analyzed, and the prices of the agreement will have a 2% increase guideline between March 7 and April 7.

The consensus with the businessmen of the meat sector will take effect from this Monday and will remain in force throughout 2022. In general terms, the scheme will involve the marketing of seven of the main cuts of beef at agreed prices

The program includes the most representative cuts of Argentine consumption, with options for grilling, daily consumption, such as milanese, and cooking in a pot.

The Secretary of Internal Commerce, Roberto Feletti, maintained that “in food, regulatory instruments are being built” to align the income policy with the price policy”. “We need to align the income policy with the price policy. Not everything can be regulated, but we can make progress in this direction, and in food we are building regulatory instruments and I think that in March the effect will be seen”, Feletti advanced.

The refrigerators agreed to sell part of their production so that it can be marketed to the user at agreed prices.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/File Photo
The refrigerators agreed to sell part of their production so that it can be marketed to the user at agreed prices. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/File Photo

For his part, the head of the United Supermarkets Association (ASU)Juan Vasco Martinez, told that what was agreed upon is “a solid and well-represented basket and it is an important stimulus so that everyone can opt for all these types of cuts.”

Prices and cuts: what they are and where to find them

The value per kilo of cut is $699 a roast strip; $749 empty; $779 a kill; $449 a skirt; $639 the roast cover; $799 a buttock; and $649 a palette.

The cuts that are part of the agreement are those that the Ministry of Agriculture extended until December 31 of next year the prohibition of their export, unless they come from the canned cow category D and E, which is not in demand here because it is the cow old that is usually destined for China.

Part of the agreement is the Association of United Supermarkets (ASU), the consortium of Argentine meat exporters ABC, the refrigerators grouped in the Federation of Regional Refrigeration Industries (Fifra) and in the Union of the Argentine Meat Industry (Unica).

The value per kilo of cut is $699 per strip of roast; $749 empty; $779 a kill; $449 a skirt; $639 the roast cover; $799 a buttock; and $649 a palette

Likewise, consumers will be able to buy the cuts in more than 1,000 outlets that include the large supermarket chains Coto, Jumbo, Plaza Vea, Disco, Carrefour, Walmart, Changomas, La Anónima and Día%, the wholesale chains Vital and Makro, and butcher shops affiliated with Unica and ABC.

The price of beef to the consumer increased last January by 2.5% monthly and 54.8% year-on-year in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires, standing around an average value of $871.74 per kilo. In this way, its third consecutive monthly increase was registered, since in December and November of last year, the values ​​jumped 9.7% and 10.8%, respectively.

And compared to the values ​​of December 2020, the average prices of beef for the twelfth month of the current year registered an increase of 60.7 percent. On the other hand, the price of chicken increased by 4.9% monthly and 38.2% year-on-year in the analyzed period, going from a price in December 2021 of $215.43 per kilo to $225.90 per kilo in the last month. In addition, pork breast 2.5% monthly and 47.8% year-on-year, with a price per kilo in December of $593.57 to $611 in the first month of the year.

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