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: AFPTotal 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

Topic |   China economy
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: AFPTotal 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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