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June red meat exports close to $1bn

3rd August 2021 By Staff Reporter | | @foodtickernz

Exports from the New Zealand red meat sector reached $937m in June 2021, up 16% on the same month last year, says the Meat Industry Association.

Sheepmeat exports increased by 15% to $345m compared with June 2020, beef exports grew 8% to $411m and co-products jumped 40% to $181m.

There was also an increase in the value of all categories of co-products, with the largest two categories – prepared meat products and edible offals – increasing by 88% and 30% respectively.

China was the largest overall market in June 2020 with exports worth $377m, an increase of 37% compared with the same month in 2020.



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