Call comes for food and beverage sectors to export to China
Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt is calling for Australia’s food and beverage sectors to actively pursue China as an export market, following the release of statistics that show our food exports to China have almost doubled in five years.
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According to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian food exports to China have almost doubled in the past five years, growing by 94 per cent to $1.3 billion compared to a 56 per cent growth rate for the US (with total food exports at $3.2 billion), 52 per cent for the UK ($1.2 billion), 43 per cent for New Zealand ($1 billion), 38 per cent for Korea ($1.1 billion) and 30 per cent for Japan ($5.4 billion).
To ensure Australian businesses are aware of the expanded export opportunities in China, Austrade is working on a number of initiatives, one is to encourage Australia’s food and beverage producers to participate in its ‘Celebrate Australia in Shanghai’ (Oct 21-24) event.
Austrade’s Shanghai-based Senior Trade Commissioner, Christopher Wright said the event is the first ever promotion of
“Celebrate Australia is designed to allow visitors to experience Australia, while providing participating Australian businesses with an opportunity to showcase their products and services and establish key contacts, which in turn results in export sales,” Wright said.
“Australian food and beverages will be available in the five City Supermarket stores in
The Austrade East China team is working together with many allies and sponsors including the Australian Consul General in