State of the Industry 2018


State of the Industry 2018: the Australian red meat and livestock industry was released at RMAC’s flagship Red Meat Nation event at Australian Parliament House.

The report was published by MLA in partnership with RMACs members, and captures where our industry sits in terms of red meat economic significance, consumption, production, imports & exports. Plus more stats and facts than you could ever need, to impress your friends at the next backyard BBQ!

The 2018 report highlights our industry’s strong economic credentials and cultural value to Australian consumers. These include:

  • We are the world’s largest sheepmeet exporter, followed by New Zealand
  • Australia exports 70% of its red meat production
  • We employ 438,100 Australians directly and indirectly
  • We contribute 18.4 billion to the GDP
  • We are a network of 82,500 strong businesses from paddock to plate

Click here to read State of the Industry 2018.