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Thursday, February 12, 2015

US and the Middle East drive lamb exports in January

By Augusto Semmelroth  |  Source: MLA, ABS, DAFF

Despite the ongoing strong lamb turnoff and the falling A$, lamb exports fell 8.4% year-on-year in January to 15,412 tonnes swt. Yet, this was still 28% above the 5-year average for the month suggesting supplies remain historically plentiful. Among the key export markets, the US and the Middle East continued to show robust appetite for lamb meat. Export volumes increased 2% and 4% year-on-year in January, respectively.

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