Chinese Imports of Australian Beef Significantly Increase after Ban on Brazilian Beef

Australian beef sales to China are set to surge more than eightfold this year, providing a boost for farmers in the world’s third-biggest exporter struggling with tougher US competition in traditional markets such as Japan. Chinese demand for beef is growing as the diet of wealthier consumers change to include more protein. But production has

China Becomes Brazil’s Top Sugar Buyer

China, the largest buyer of Brazilian iron ore and soybeans, has also become the South American country’s largest sugar export market this year. During the first 10 months of the year, China’s imports of Brazilian sugar reached 1.8 million metric tons, accounting for 12% of Brazil’s total sugar exports, Brazilian official data showed. The South

Brazilian farmers open office in China

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock, the main body representing millions of farmers in Brazil, will open an office in Beijing next Wednesday aiming to increase bilateral agricultural trade and attract Chinese investment in Brazilian infrastructure. “By 2015, 30 million Chinese are expected to join the middle classes, increasing demand for food. This is