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The International Meat Trade

The International Meat Trade (Loose Leaf)

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Since the first pioneering refrigerated ships successfully landed their cargoes of frozen meat from South America, Australia and New Zealand in Britain and France in the 1870s and 1880s, the international trade in meat has grown enormously. Although much of the meat is now chilled rather than frozen the annual global market can now be measured in billions. Nowadays, the various flows of the international meat trade are complex, with many more countries of the world participating in some way, often as both importer and exporter. Methods of cutting and keeping the meat in good condition have become more sophisticated allowing a very high quality product to be traded and a large proportion of meat is now boned before export. This looseleaf seeks to describe and analyse the main trade patterns in meat at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It starts by setting out the main policy and support arrangements in place and the moves to simplify and reduce the number of these by the World Trade Organization.

It goes on to: Provide an overview of the world's meat industry by region Explain which countries are the largest producers and consumers and why Describe how some countries are expanding their exports Show where the main markets are and how they are developing Compare prices and consumption patterns between different markets Estimate how the world trade in beef, sheep meat, pig meat and poultry meat will change in the future Each of the main traded meat types is dealt with individually because each sector has unique characteristics. Much of the analysis is given in a clear and easily understood tabular format so as to provide a comprehensive reference tool for those needing to look closely at the background to the trade. With the recent crises in the meat supply chain in the UK and elsewhere, seldom has the international meat industry been subject to as much scrutiny as it is at the moment. The international meat trade brings the industry into sharp focus by providing a unique source of market statistics and analysis of trends, future outlook, and threats and opportunities.

This is an in-depth survey that no one involved in the international meat marketplace can afford to be without.

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Jennifer Spencer has worked with the Meat and Livestock Commission in Milton Keynes, UK for nearly 25 years. From 1983 to 1988 she was their EEC Liaison officer, dividing her time between the UK and Brussels and involved in assessing the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on the Meat Industry. From 1988 to 1993 she was Principal Economist, writing extensively for in-house publications and trade journals. For the last eight years she has been the manager of the MLC's Economics Services, transforming it from an industry-funded activity to one that is now run on a commercial basis. In this role she leads the development and operation of market information systems and has co-authored and edited numerous specialist reports on the UK and international meat industries.

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