Beef Exports To Japan Rise Six Per Cent In August

AUSTRALIA - Australia sent 31,439 tonnes swt of beef to Japan in August, up six per cent from last year. Frozen beef exports largely contributed to the growth, particularly grainfed items.
calendar icon 9 September 2010
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Meat & Livestock Australia

Chilled beef shipments, at 13,327 tonnes were one per cent higher than 2009, after consecutive year-on-year declines since December 2009, the only exception being March 2010. Subdued buying by Japanese importers during previous months and the strengthened yen against the U$, appear to have contributed to the improvement, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.

Frozen grainfed exports grew 38 per cent year-on-year to 5,314 tonnes, largely due to demand from the foodservice and manufacturing sectors. Frozen grassfed beef shipments also increased by two per cent to 12,798 tonnes, with the firm performance by hamburger businesses underpinning volumes.

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