Australian red meat positioned strongly in the global market


Source: MLA

via Beef Central (AU) - 05/10/2021


Key points:


·         In 2019–20, Australia’s red meat and livestock industry turnover was $69.9 billion, up 5pc on revised 2018–19 figures

·         In 2019–20, the Australian red meat and livestock industry employed approximately 445,000 people

·         Australia is the largest sheepmeat exporter and second largest beef exporter, behind Brazil

·         Red meat and livestock exports totalled approximately $18.4 billion in 2019–20, an increase of 11% yearonyear and 23% higher than 2015–16 levels

·         Over the past 20 years, total global consumption of meat has been steadily increasing at an average annual rate of 1% for beef, 2% for sheepmeat, 1% for pork, and 5% for poultry.


THE red meat and livestock industry’s ability to adapt and respond to significant challenges over the past 12 months has positioned the sector strongly in the global market, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2021 State of the Industry report released today.


The report provides an overview of Australia’s red meat and livestock industry, including figures on production, consumption, exports, the economic significance of the industry, attitudes to red meat and key issue snapshots.


MLA managing director Jason Strong said overall Australia’s red meat and livestock industry was in fantastic shape with minimal disruptions through the global pandemic thanks to years of innovation and hard work from red meat producers...


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