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China becomes principal destination for Argentinean meat exports

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BUENOS AIRES, July 27 (Xinhua) -- China has become the principal destination for Argentina's meat exports, taking 35 percent of the total, according to Argentina's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

In a press release on Monday, the ministry said that "in June, Argentina exported a total of 5,058 tons of beef to China, worth a combined 26,546,176 U.S. dollars."

"This year, China replaced Chile as the main market for our beef exports, claiming 17,051 tons, or 35 percent of the 48,426 tons we exported by the end of June," said the report.

Chile, which received 10,051 tons, ranked second, followed by Israel, Russia, and Germany.

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