Paraguay beef supply chain

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Paraguay beef data highlights

Over Time

Beef Volume (t)

2014

550k

2019

Beef deforestation exposure (ha)

2014

1.1M

2019

Exporting Companies

5 companies
are exposed to

86% of Deforestation

of Paraguay beef exports

top 5 Companies
By deforestation exposure (2019)
MINERVA
360k ha
FRIGORIFICO GUARANI
180k
COOPERATIVA FERNHEIM
130k
FRIGORIFICO CONCEPCION
130k
DOMESTIC
120k
OTHER Companies
150k

Hotspots

12% of Regions (DEPARTMENTS)
account for

91% of Deforestation

of Paraguay beef production

top 5 DEPARTMENTS
By deforestation exposure (2019)
BOQUERON
680k ha
ALTO PARAGUAY
310k
PRESIDENTE HAYES
76k
CONCEPCION
5.1k
SAN PEDRO
3.8k
OTHER DEPARTMENTS
7.8k

Importing Countries

5 countries
are exposed to

89% of Deforestation

of Paraguay beef imports

top 5 Importing Countries
By deforestation exposure (2019)
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
360k ha
CHILE
260k
ISRAEL
120k
TAIWAN
65k
VIETNAM
45k
OTHER Importing Countries
100k

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Gauchos in Paraguay

High deforestation risk for beef from the Paraguayan Chaco

June 2021
By Maria Tyldesley

None of Paraguay’s beef exports in 2019 were covered by a zero-deforestation commitment, despite high deforestation risk in the Dry Chaco.

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