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July red meat exports jump 29%

3rd September 2021 By Staff Reporter | | @foodtickernz

New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $870m during July 2021 – a 29% increase on the same month last year, according to the Meat Industry Association.

More than 25,300 tonnes of sheepmeat and almost 50,000 tonnes of beef were sent with increases in the value of exports to all major North American and Asian markets.

This included a 1425% jump in beef exports to Thailand compared to July 2020. Thailand was New Zealand’s 10th largest market for beef by volume during the month, at 347 tonnes.

China remained the largest market, with total exports worth $330.2m, a 57% increase on the same period last year. The US was the second highest with $241.2m, up 32%, followed by Japan up 62% at $42.6m, and Taiwan increasing 18% to $26.8m.



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