The Australian reports that China’s demand for Australian dairy products increased 4.7 per cent to $291 million last year, with cheese up 22 per cent.
Meredith Dairy’s managing director, Rugby Wilson, was stunned at the increased exports.
“We were a bit stunned at the demand in China though we haven’t yet turned it in to a reality,” Wilson said.
Chinese incomes are rising, and the country’s demand for better-quality food is following.
Earlier the US Department of Agriculture released a report highlighting the boost in Australian dairy production after the drought’s end and strong rainfall in the last two years. It also pointed to the increasing world demand for dairy.
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