China topped the charts for Australian beef exports for the first time ever having edged past Japan by 700 tonnes according to figures from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).
China accounted for 9.5% of all Australian beef exports in July 2018 but, last month, the figure was 24.5%.
115,000 tonnes of Australian beef were exported during July 2019, making it the nation’s biggest month since July 2015.
MLA said the rise is presentative of strong export demand, a weak Australian dollar and high levels of slaughter across the country.
Global export demand is primarily being generated from China, with June marking a new record for the most beef imported in a month by a single country, at 133,700 tonnes swt (import data for July not yet available).
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