July 6, 2005

 

Australian beef exports to Japan fall in June
 

 

Australian beef exports to Japan totalled 36,936 tonnes in June this year, a 5 percent and 7 percent fall from May and year-on-year respectively, according to reports from the Australian meat and livestock industry.

 

In contrast, June exports of grainfed beef to Japan totalled 17,972 tonnes, up 3 percent and 15 percent from May and the same period in 2004 respectively.

 

Overall, Australian beef exports to Japan were up 14 percent in the calendar year to June, totalling 212,645 tonnes.

 

Meanwhile, Australian lamb exports to Japan recorded 1,428 tonnes in June this year, up 8 percent and 41 percent from May and year-on-year respectively.

 

Overall, Australian lamb exports to Japan were up 23 percent in the calendar year to June, totalling 5,408 tonnes.

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