While treading softly, softly on supply and prices at the moment, there are a number of significant uncertainties in the global beef market, which could put future pressure on prices. The global beef industry faces uncertainties surrounding US trade policy with key beef export markets, and the risk of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks in the US that could limit poultry exports, placing pressure on all US protein markets. Furthermore, the situation following accusations of irregularities in meat inspection in Brazil illustrates how sensitive the market is to shocks.Read more
In 2015 Brazil regained direct access to the China market. In 2016 they gained access to the US market. They continue to seek increased access into other major beef markets such as Japan, South Korea, Canada and Mexico. This increased presence in some of Australia’s major and traditional markets is adding strong market competition.Read more
China will continue to dominate the world meat production and trade over the coming years, although its animal protein industry is entering a period of transition. Demand growth is slowing, and the industry is changing in response—and it needs to! Growth in production and consumption offers opportunities for China’s producers and for global traders.Read more
While global meat consumption continues to rise, a supply-driven and more competitive market will create challenges for producers, putting pressure on prices and margins, according to Rabobank’s new report Prices under Pressure in a Supply-Driven Market: Global Outlook for Animal Protein in 2017.Read more
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