Goatmeat exports rise in October
12 November 2015
Australian goatmeat exports registered considerable year-on-year growth in October, up 11%, to 3,297 tonnes swt – 8% higher than the five-year average for the month.
Underpinning the overall rise in October, volumes to Australia’s largest goat export market, the US, surged 41% on year-ago levels, to 2,112 tonnes swt, while China recorded a near four-fold increase year-on-year, to 224 tonnes swt.
For the year-to-date (January to October), however, Australian goatmeat shipments were back 15% on the corresponding period last year, at 24,374 tonnes swt.
Exports for the January to October period were lower across almost all markets compared to last year:
- the US – 13,941 tonnes swt, down 9%
- Canada – 1,301 tonnes swt, down 24%
- the Caribbean – 1,833 tonnes swt, down 14%
- China – 709 tonnes swt, down 7%
- Taiwan – 3,052 tonnes swt, down 29%
- Malaysia – 176 tonnes swt, down 67%
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