Private and social profits and the effects on the competitiveness of Uruguay beef export chain

This research analyzed the economic performance of Uruguay beef export chain in two different years. Global profits during 2010 reached US$ 985.5 per ton, growing to US$ 1,374.9 in 2013. The proportion captured by private agents decreased from 30% in 2010 to only 10% in 2013. The rest was left on the table as net transfers towards other sectors of the economy. Direct transfers derived from taxes explained between 13% in 2010 and 30% in 2013. Weight of the social security costs represented between 20 to 30%, while cost of capital inefficiencies grew from 40% to 67% in the period.

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