Brazil – new record for beef exports to China

For the month of November, Brazil exported just over 95,400t of beef to China, which is an all-time record in a single month. In the year to date to the end of November, Brazilian beef exports to China are up 94% year on year to just under 781,000t.

US – October beef exports fall

US beef exports for the month of October stood at just under 107,600t, which was down slightly (-0.4%) on the same month last year. This brings US beef exports for the first 10 months of 2020 to a cumulative 1m tonnes, which is down 7% on the same period last year.

France – wheat plantings forecast lower

The French ministry for agriculture has forecast that wheat plantings in France for the 2021 season will be just under 4.8m ha. Although this is a significant improvement on 2020 wheat plantings, which were negatively impacted by bad weather, it is lower than had been anticipated.

China – meat imports up 63% in 2020

Chinese meat imports for November stood at 775,000t. This brings Chinese meat imports for the first 11 months of 2020 to a cumulative 9m tonnes, which is a massive 63% ahead of the same period last year.