AUSTRALIAN lamb exports to South Asia during July increased 3pc year-on-year to 3638 tonnes swt, with the growth attributed to higher Australian lamb production and continued strong demand from China.
According to Meat and Live Australia's Red Meat Roundup for August, exports to China surged 50pc year-on-year during July, to 2583t, with the demand for breast and flap (1786t) particularly strong.
However, exports to most other key markets declined in July, with shipments to Malaysia (398t), Hong Kong (213t) and Taiwan (151t) declining 26pc, 66pc and 58pc year-on-year, respectively.
Exports of Australian mutton during July also rose, increasing 30pc year-on-year, to 1132t.
Underpinning this growth was higher export volumes to China (411t) and Singapore (348t), with shipments rising 125pc and 17pc, respectively, on the corresponding month last year, MLA said.
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