Paraguayan beef exports in 2016 are forecast 435,000 tons carcass weight equivalent (cwe). This record is expected as a result of increased beef output and a steady foreign demand. Paraguay continues to expand cattle grain feeding taking advantage of low feed costs and high cattle prices in dollar terms. Domestic consumption in 2016 is projected at 187,000 tons cwe, marginally higher than the past few years. Paraguayans are increasingly demanding higher quality beef cuts. The EU resumed imports in May 2015.