China’s beef imports up 14.7%


Imports reached 502,887 tonnes valued at USD 2.2 billion in the first nine months of 2017, up 14.7% and 15.2% respectively from a year earlier, according to China Customs. In September alone, the import volume rose 23.5% year-on-year to 47,140 tonnes.

Separately, the Tianjin port in north China said it imported about 212,000 tonnes of beef in the nine months, with Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and New Zealand figuring as the top four suppliers. Imports from Argentina booked the fastest rise of 69.1%, while those from Australia fell 16.3% during the period, noted the port.


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