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Aggressive promotion of Australian beef in Japan and Korea - the industry impact


Maintain a dominant position for Australian beef in Japan and Korea using aggressive promotion to ensure growth in long-term demand in these markets.


Following bans on US beef, Australia’s market share in Japan and Korea has increased as a result of greater awareness of, and loyalty to, Australian beef brands and confidence in Australia’s meat safety credentials. Australian suppliers now have a much higher profile in the eyes of retailers.


In net present value terms, the $173 million invested by MLA between 2000 and 2009 has helped to increase recognition of the safety and quality of Australian beef within North Asia. This has seen Australian beef secure the majority market share in Japan and Korea, delivering benefits conservatively valued between $815 million and $994 million with a benefit-cost ratio ranging from 4.7:1 to 5.8:1.

Read the full Aggressive promotion of Australian beef in Japan and Korea evaluation document