North America is one of Australia's largest and most valuable export regions for red meat, with substantial volumes of beef, lamb, mutton and goat meat exported to Canada, Mexico and the United States each year.
Imported US beef indicators in CIF terms
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Monthly export volumes - March 2015
Australian red meat exports to Canada
Australian red meat exports to Mexico
Australian red meat exports to the US
Australian beef exports to the US in 2014 increased 87% on the 2013 total, to 397,889 tonnes swt. So far in 2015, beef exports have increased even further, with ongoing low production of US domestic beef (especially lean beef) and greater availability of Australian beef due to very high cattle slaughter.
The US is Australia's largest lamb export market (in terms of volume and value), with shipments in 2014 reaching 46,224 tonnes swt, valued at A$458 million FOB. Chilled lamb makes up a large proportion of Australian lamb sent to the US, with a focus of the trade being the US retail sector.
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