Australian cheese exports fell 3.9% to 98,861t in the eight months to February, including a reduction of 10,198t in sales to Japan. Butter and AMF exports rose 134% and 50.7% respectively. Combined fat exports (on a commercial butter equivalent basis) were up 103% for the period relative to the comparable at 15,644t.
SMP exports increased 24.1% in the eight months to February, with a 13,938t increase in shipments into China & HK as well as higher sales into SE Asia (+4,649t). Whey product exports for the period rose 39.1% to 23,814t, reflecting growth into SE Asia (+5,256t) and China & HK (+2,678t). For the season to date, infant formula and FFMP & Mixtures exports declined by 50.7% and 23.4% respectively. WMP exports have picked up since November, with season to date shipments 3.8% higher relative to the comparable 8-month period.