Total Australian dairy exports to mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau in May stood at 19,402 tonnes after a strong upsurge to 22,373 tonnes in April following the trough of 14,578 tonnes in February at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Photo: AFP
Total Australian dairy exports to mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau in May stood at 19,402 tonnes after a strong upsurge to 22,373 tonnes in April following the trough of 14,578 tonnes in February at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Photo: AFP

Australia exports to China remained strong in May despite rising political tensions

  • Australia’s exports to China, excluding services, climbed 8 per cent in May despite higher barley tariffs, a ban on beef from four abattoirs and the impact of coronavirus lockdowns
  • Political tensions started in April after Canberra proposed an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus

Total Australian dairy exports to mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau in May stood at 19,402 tonnes after a strong upsurge to 22,373 tonnes in April following the trough of 14,578 tonnes in February at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Photo: AFP
Total Australian dairy exports to mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau in May stood at 19,402 tonnes after a strong upsurge to 22,373 tonnes in April following the trough of 14,578 tonnes in February at the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Photo: AFP
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