Beef imports and prices rise

A July 30 article in Canadian Cattlemen reveals that Japan’s imports of Canadian beef have been steadily rising, despite the country’s overall decrease of beef imports.  

In March, Japan’s beef imports reportedly declined four per cent year on year, to 54,200 tonnes. Yet for the same period, imports from Canada jumped 59 per cent year over year, to reach 5,600 tonnes in March. Wholesale prices of North American short plate, a leading Canadian beef export to Japan, doubled compared with the same period last year. 

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