June beef exports have continued to fall, with some key export markets well down on trade in earlier months, and this time last year. However, other export destinations were sharply higher.
Total beef and veal exports in JUne reached 96,495 tonnes, about 2.1pc below May figures, and 3.6pc down on June last year.
July-December last year accounted for almost 660,000t of beef exports – more than 106,000t or 20pc higher than the previous six months. That is unlikely to happen this year.
Among major export customers, trade into the United States was outstanding last month. For the first time in at least four years, the USA was Australia’s single largest export customer by volume for June, taking 26,161t of chilled and frozen beef.