Dealing with Australian Grass Fed Beef Industry Issues

Australian Beef
Association

SITUATION ANALYSIS     All data sourced from ABARES

RETAIL BEEF PRICES

Average retail beef prices in Australia increased $4/kg or 30% in the years from 2001 to 2009, and declined about $0.50/kg in recent years.


Retail beef prices have broadly increased in line with inflation


In 2013 Australian consumers spent about $2.5 billion more on beef than they did in 2001.


So retailers and processors have increased the markup on the same 220kg beast by a conservative $500 over the past decade, while the producer is still receiving the same price for his beast now as he was in 2001.