Aussie exports to Japan may be record

Feb 7, 2005
Another strong year is expected for beef exports from Australia, a major global supplier, with exports forecast to rise 8.9 percent to 995,000 metric tons from 2004, according to a projection issued last week by marketing concern Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd. However, a major uncertainty in the market is the impact of a lifting of a ban on U.S. beef imports by Japan and South Korea, said Peter Weeks, MLAs chief analyst. If only small quantities of U.S. beef ente...

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