Colombia is buying from the US

swine o'clock Sep 08, 2022

There is a strong demand for US pork both at home and abroad. And the largest bump in sales is from Colombia. Despite being left behind over the past decades, the per capita consumption of pork there has been increasing and has surpassed fish and beef to become the second most consumed protein in 2021.

  • Trade in US agricultural products to Colombia expanded even further after the pandemic.

While a large percentage of the exported pork is used for further processing, the US industry has made record gains in Colombia’s retail and foodservice sectors.

  • The diverse cultural landscape in Colombia allows for an increased opportunity for pork – specifically US pork – as a versatile and economical protein choice for consumers.
  • Top variety meats include boneless and bone-in hams, boneless picnics, trimmings, boneless and bone-in loins, fat, skin, hearts, and brisket bones.