26 Sept 2016


Media Release

Australian Fodder Exports – July 2016

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) data on Australian fodder exports totalled 80,779 tonnes for the month of July 2016 bringing the 2016 seven month year-to-date export volume total to 586,684 tonnes.

On a value basis, July 2016 fodder exports were valued at A$32.3m.  The 2016 seven month year-to-date value of Australian fodder exports now totals A$237.5m.

Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan continue to dominate the export destinations for Australian fodder, accounting for approximately 95% of all fodder exports.

For the month of July 2016, Japan imported 38,872 tonnes (48%), China 19,814 tonnes (25%), the Republic of Korea 11,871 tonnes (15%) and Taiwan 5,450 tonnes (7%).

Australian fodder exports totalled just over 889,000 tonnes in 2015 with a total value of A$362.63m.  The Australian fodder industry export forecast for 2016 remains on target to reach one million tonnes, a record for the Australian fodder industry.

Media Contact:

John McKew
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association

W: (03) 9670 0523
M: 0438 182 600
E: john@afia.org.au