Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beef and lamb exports to key markets have fallen.

Statistics New Zealand figures show total exports were worth $4b in July.

That's down 19% on the same month last year.

The largest decrease was in lamb exports, which are down 29%.

The drop has been attributed to record meat exports at this time last year, when they were 31% higher than the average over the previous five years.

The United States and the EU are the largest export destinations for beef and lamb.

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