Live Export

Biggest live cattle export ports, markets in 2014-15

Beef Central, 06/09/2015

Live cattle export volumes from Australia set a new fiscal year record in 2014-15, climbing 22 percent on the previous financial year.

Exports to Indonesia, Australia’s largest live cattle destination, grew by 20% 746,193 head, while Vietnam experienced another year of stratospheric growth, with shipments reaching 309,505 head (up 136%).

The newly opened export market of Thailand also grew rapidly from only a few hundred head last fiscal year to 7,723 head in 2014-15.

Boosted by strengthening demand from key Asian markets and high prices, total live cattle exports were valued at $1.4 billion in 2014-15, up 29% on the previous fiscal year (Australian Bureau of Statistics).

Top live cattle export ports 2014-15:

 

Port 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Darwin       252,348  411,961 615,062
Townsville  4214 203,824 296,945
Fremantle 125,580 140,575  131,951
Broome 65,688 103,857 92,871
Portland 77,828 105,136  85,884
Wyndham  17,257 41,143 39,273
Karumba 17,304 9840  30,125
Brisbane 10,438 10,829 9531
Geraldton 8195  24,396 9325
Port Hedland   6100 8300 0

 

Top live cattle export markets 2014-15:

 

Destination  2013-14 2014-15
Indonesia 623,687 746,193
Vietnam  121,026 309,505
China 94,090 79,517
Israel 107,696 65,677
Malaysia 55,270 52,876
Russia 50,080 39,342
Egypt 8000  19,000
Japan  11,570 9864
Thailand 437 7728
Brunei 4983 6349

 

 

 

                         

 

 

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