Despite the price controls, some mass consumer products escaped these traps and saw increases that even exceeded the official values of the inflation. One such case is that of meat, which increased by 60.7% in 2021.
For its part, the data of the Last year’s final inflation will be announced this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and it is estimated that the same around 50%. If so, and with this increase of more than 60%, meat would be outpacing inflation.
So were the increases in meat cuts
The consumption of meat among Argentines was affected during this 2021 due to the increase in its prices. Among the best known cuts, the following stand out:
- The lomo, with a rise of 76,1%
- The narrow steak, 70.1%.
- The osobuco increased by 69%.
- The peceto, did it in a 68%.
- The void, 59.1%.
- The roast, 55.2%.
- The minced meat had an increase of 48,4%.
It should be remembered that the increases occurred despite the programs of beef cuts to popular prices, as well as limitations on exports. Express freeze Of the prices it also failed to lower them.
Pork and chicken, the cheapest cuts
Just like these popular cuts of meat in some cases they had you go up higher than 75%, the case of pork and chicken suffered increases but these were lower than inflation.
The pork meanwhile, a 45,4%, Meanwhile he chicken did it in a 36,9%.
“In December 2020, 3.56 kilograms of whole fresh chicken with a kilogram of roast could be purchased and in the last month of December the purchasing power of the roast cut (beef) in terms of poultry meat, it increased to 4.04 kilograms ”, says the report prepared by the Institute for the Promotion of Beef (IPCVA).
Roberto Feletti admitted having a pending task with meat
Roberto Feletti, the Secretary of Internal Trade, referred to the pending task that it has with the meat regarding its prices.
To later point out that he will hold a meeting with representatives of the sector in order to the distribution of the seven barbecue cuts is ensured.
In turn, the limitation of these price programs implemented by the National Government was based on the fact that they were enabled in supermarkets, where the estimate is a sale of two kilos for every 10 that are sold of meat.
Butchers, in general terms, they were not part of the pricing agreements.