Global indicators

global indicators

Export and production information from a range of organisations relevant to the sheep and beef sector: Includes:

  • Australian lamb and beef production and exports 
  • United Kingdom mutton and lamb production

Soft commodity indicators

We also monitor the annual and monthly global price trends of a selection of soft commodities to forecast future price activity, mitigate risk and identify opportunities.  

Soft commodity indicators include:  

  • Animal proteins – beef and lamb compared with chicken and pork
  • Materials – wool compared with cotton
  • Grains – soy, wheat and corn as crops for both human and animal feed
  • Farm inputs – phosphate, urea and crude oil as key inputs in fertiliser and fuel use

View the latest global indicator data

International red meat indicators

Annual food price trend (PDF, 140KB)
Price of lamb, beef, poultry, pork and whole milk powder for last 10 years

Indicative imported beef values in the US (PDF, 141KB)
Values for frozen beef meat imported into the United States for last five years

Australian export lamb volume by region (PDF, 140KB)
Volumes of Australian lamb exports by region for the year to date compared to the previous year

Australian lamb slaughter progress (PDF, 141KB)
Number of lambs slaughtered for the year to date compared to the previous year

Australian export beef volume by region (PDF, 116KB)
Volumes of Australian beef exports by region for the year to date compared to the previous year

Australian beef slaughter progress (PDF, 140KB)
Number of beef cows slaughtered in Australia for the year to date compared to the previous year

Australian all grades beef weights (PDF, 116KB)
Average weights for Australian beef cattle for the year to date compared to the previous year

Australian all grades lamb weights (PDF, 140KB)
Average weights for Australian lambs for the year to date compared to the previous year

UK mutton and lamb production (PDF, 141KB)
Production in tonnes of UK lamb and mutton for the year to date compared to the previous year

UK mutton and lamb slaughter progress (PDF, 141KB)
Number of sheep and lambs slaughtered in the UK for the year to date compared to the previous year

International soft commodity indicators

Fibres price trend (PDF, 140KB)
Price per kilogram of wool and cotton for the last 10 years

Grains and oilseed price trend (PDF, 140KB)
Price per tonne of soy, wheat and corn for the last 10 years

Farm input indicators

Farm inputs price trend (PDF, 140KB)
Price per tonne of phosphate, urea and crude oil for the last 10 years

New Zealand Farm Facts 2017

Compendium of farm facts 2017