Nov 2023: Australia-South East Asia Market Stats

55,127 cattle exported in October

Vietnam continues to respond well to improved trading conditions with a significant uptick year on year. This reflects the Vietnamese supply chain’s feedlot capacity and ability to house larger numbers at short notice. 

Indonesia continues to struggle due to the well reported skin lesion issues and generally sombre market conditions for our largest live cattle trading partners. 

A larger than usual consignment of slaughter cattle to Malaysia may raise hopes of a return for the market which has historically been a destination for second grade export cattle.

Destination of Australian cattle exports for October 2023 and Year to Date

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

Live exporters have focused heavily on the Queensland market for supply of cheaper cattle and larger lines resulting in export volumes from Townsville doubling in comparison to the same time last year.

The trade of dairy cattle from Portland has seen as significant downturn with challenging trading conditions. This despite the closure of the New Zealand dairy cattle trade which was expected to result in increased volumes from Australia taking up the slack.

Cattle exports from Australian Ports for October 2023

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

2023 Year to October figures for cattle exports by state

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

Annual cattle exports for the last five years

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

Monthly live cattle exports – top 8 destinations

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

Long term annual total live cattle exports – top 8 destinations

Source: DAFF – Exports by sea and air

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