Beef & Veal Exports to South Asia Surge in January

AUSTRALIA - Australian beef and veal exports to South East Asia and Greater China in January increased 22 per cent compared with the same period in 2010, to 6,025 tonnes swt, reports Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
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Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA states that while this represents a significant rise, exports in January 2011 were severely disrupted due to widespread flooding across the major cattle regions of Queensland and northern NSW.

All countries saw significant year-on-year export increases, with only Indonesia recording a decline in exports in January, with shipments falling 29 per cent year-on-year, to 1,182 tonnes swt. Exports to Taiwan (1,440 tonnes swt), Malaysia (841 tonnes swt) and the Philippines (773 tonnes swt) surged 58 per cent, 64 per cent and 47 per cent year-on-year, respectively.

Manufacturing exports accounted for close to a third of total of shipments in January, with volumes increasing 29 per cent year-on-year, to 1,911 tonnes swt. Shin shank (935 tonnes swt) and thick flank/knuckle (568 tonnes swt) shipments also improved on January 2011, with volumes rising 24 per cent and 65 per cent year-on-year, respectively.

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