Almost half of China’s red meat imports came from Australia last year, contributing to a 194 per cent import surge on 2012. Data from China Customs, Global Trade Atlas shows that 48 per cent of China’s red meat was farmed in Australia, with 94 per cent coming from Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay…Full Article: BlackSeaGrain Jan 2014

Key point

  • From 2012 to 2013, New Zealand’s import share of China’s sheepmeat market declined slightly from 57% to 54% by volume

ChinaAg Comment

  • Brazil has been to the top supplier of beef to the China, but the U.S. has emerged as a solid secondary supplier. However, nearly all imports of U.S. beef enter through Hong Kong or Macao due to a import ban by mainland China. Other noteworthy Chinese beef suppliers include Australia, New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina, and Canada.

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