4/24/2012

Beef Exports By Country: India Overtakes Australia As World's Leader

India’s exports are revised 250,000 tons higher to 1.5 million tons making it the world’s leader. Expanding demand from price sensitive importers, primarily in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa have bolstered an increase in the number of export orientated slaughterhouses. India’s FMD status remains a significant hurdle to expanding their market access.

Increased production in Australia and New Zealand will boost supplies and exports are raised to 1.4 million tons and 544,000 tons, respectively. Strong U.S. demand, particularly for manufacturing beef, will outweigh the higher Australian dollar and support higher exports to the United States.

Columbia’s renewal of trade relations with Venezuela will enable their exports to rebound to 100,000 tons and will also bolster live cattle shipments.

Brazil’s exports are revised marginally lower to nearly 1.4 million tons as the decline in Iranian demand will only be partially offset by gains in alternative markets such as Egypt and Venezuela.

EU exports are lowered by 20,000 tons to 445,000 tons as Turkey, a key market, adjusted import tariffs to support more live cattle imports instead of beef.



Countries With The Most Beef Exports




Rank

Country

Metric Tons

% Of World


1

India

1,525,000

18.53%


2

Australia

1,425,000

17.31%


3

Brazil

1,350,000

16.40%


4

United States

1,236,000

15.02%


5

New Zealand

544,000

6.61%


6

Canada

450,000

5.47%


7

EU-27

445,000

5.41%


8

Uruguay

315,000

3.83%


9

Argentina

280,000

3.40%


10

Mexico

250,000

3.04%


11

Belarus

220,000

2.67%


World

8,231,000


 


**Source: FAS/USDA: Prepared By: Rob Cook, RobCookKC@gmail