Meat price intermediation triggers
Eight out of 10 pesos that the final consumer pays for a kilo of pork remain in the intermediary processes.
A producer sells a kilo of pork for an average of 28 pesos, but the final price to the consumer exceeds 130 pesos, according to the Organization of Mexican Pig Farmers ( Opormex ). The difference between the price paid to the producer and the one paid by the final consumer has increased due to the costs that occur throughout the packaging and distribution chain. Heriberto Hernández, president of Opormex , affirmed that the producer and the slaughter segment in the slaughterhouses are the most punished in the meat production cycle .