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Beef Exports to Japan Down Four Per Cent in June

06 July 2012
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian beef shipments to Japan in June declined four per cent year-on-year to 30,315 tonnes swt, with competition from the US and subdued bids from Japanese buyers reducing grainfed exports (down 17 per cent to 11,529 tonnes swt), reports Meat and Livestock Australia.

Grainfed manufacturing beef to Japan during the month decreased 40 per cent from last year to 2,454 tonnes swt, reflecting reduced production. Grainfed fullset volumes were also down six per cent year-on-year, to 708 tonnes swt.

In contrast, exports of grassfed fullset almost doubled from last year, to 969 tonnes swt - the highest since March 2010. Total grassfed exports were up six per cent year-on-year.

Beef exports to Japan during January to June totalled to 150,870 tonnes swt, down 10 per cent from the corresponding period in 2011.

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