Australian cheese exports fell 4.6% to 76,028t in the six months to December, including a reduction of 6,673t in sales to Japan. Butter and AMF exports rose 91.8% and 40.3% respectively. Combined fat exports (on a commercial butter equivalent basis) were up 73.1% for the period relative to the comparable at 11,133t.
SMP exports increased 19.6% in the six months to December, with an 8,437t increase in shipments into China & HK but also higher sales into SE Asia. Whey product exports for the period rose 38.8% to 16,803t, reflecting growth into SE Asia (+3,583t) and China & HK (+1,796t). For the season to date, infant formula and FFMP & Mixtures exports declined by 51% and 29% respectively. WMP exports continued their generally negative trend which started in February 2019, with season to date shipments 0.5% lower relative to the comparable 6-month period.