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Live Exports Fall in 2011

10 February 2012
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - In a difficult year for the Australian live export industry, export volumes and values fell for live cattle from 2010 levels, reports Meat and Livestock Australia.

Live cattle exports dropped 21 per cent year-on-year to total 694,429 head for 2011 – valued at $629 million (Australian Bureau of Statistics). Indonesia remained the largest export market, despite shipments falling 21 per cent below the previous year, at 413,359 head. It also retained its 60 per cent market share from 2010, while Turkey (56,557 head) and Israel (53,925 head) each recorded a market share of eight per cent.

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