Australia's goat meat exports to China surge by more than 4,000 per cent in a year.

China's appetite for Australian goat meat is growing rapidly with exports rising more than 4,000 per cent since the beginning of the year.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) reports China took just one per cent of Australia's goat meat exports in 2022, but has since increased its share to 20 per cent.

In the year to October 2022 that equated to just 135 tonnes, which had grown to 5,587 tonnes by the end of October this year. 

It has made China Australia's second largest market for goat meat behind the United States.

MLA global supply analyst Tim Jackson said the number of goats slaughtered in Australia had risen by almost 50 per cent since last year and most of that increase had gone to China.
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