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:
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