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Record Beef Exports To S. Asia In November

07 December 2011
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian beef exports to South East Asia and Greater China during November surged 19 per cent year-on-year, to reach a new monthly record of around 15,430 tonnes swt, writes Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

MLA reports that exports to the region during January to November 2011 lifted seven per cent year-on-year, to 129,396 tonnes swt, assisted by double digit growth to almost all markets, with the exception of Indonesia.

Shipments to China and Hong Kong continued to be fuelled by strong demand from the fast food sector, following a surge in prices for domestically produced meat.

Taiwan also sourced more chilled and frozen beef from Australia during the 11 months to November 2011. Shipments to Taiwan were boosted by the gradual shift in focus on Australian beef in modern retail, the expanding fast food sector, and a fall in shipments from the US.

Australian beef exports to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam all increased to new records, with shipments to the Philippines the strongest in 14 years. Strong demand from the growing foodservice sector and reduced exports from other countries such as Brazil and Uruguay assisted Australia’s trade.

Australian beef exports to Indonesia fell 18 per cent during the same period, to 36,911 tonnes swt, largely influenced by the Indonesian government’s restriction on beef import permits.

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