Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP
Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP

US frozen beef exports to China surge, adding to Canberra-Beijing tensions but boosting trade deal

  • US exported US$107 million worth of frozen beef to China in July, compared to just US$35 million from traditional export destination Australia
  • China informally banned a series of goods from Australia, including coal, log timber and wine last year amid 18 months of tensions between Canberra and Beijing

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP
Australia still dominates exports of chilled beef – another popular export to China – but the gap is also closing, although experts have said chilled beef from the US remains more expensive than imports from Australia and New Zealand. Photo: AP
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