Camel Meat Market - Australia Remains the Global Leader in Camel Meat Exports despite 14% Drop in 2014

Camels And Camelids October 13, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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Australia seized control of the camel meat market. In 2014, Australia exported 1,406 tonnes of camel meat totaling 5,598 thousand USD, 14% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Morocco, where it supplied 93% of its total camel meat exports in value terms.

Belgium took the second spot in the global camel meat exports (275 thousand USD), followed by Chile (244 thousand USD). Over the period from 2012 to 2014 only Australia showed positive growth. Other countries weakened their positions in the global camel meat exports, or showed the instability of supplies within the analyzed period.

Belgium was also the leader in the global camel meat imports. The volume of Belgium imports for camel meat in 2014 was 79 tonnes. There was an annual decrease of 43% during the period from 2012 to 2014. In value terms, imports of camel meat dropped to 577 thousand USD in 2014, which was 1,640 thousand USD (74%) less than the year before.

In 2014, Australia had only 4 trading partners: Morocco, Canada, Libya and the U.S. The share of Morocco increased significantly (+14 percentage points), while the share of the U.S. illustrated negative dynamics (-18 percentage points).

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