How much does Australia export to Indonesia?

In 2020, Australia exported $3.88B to Indonesia. The main products exported from Australia to Indonesia were Coal Briquettes ($469M), Iron Ore ($415M), and Bovine ($381M). During the last 25 years the exports of Australia to Indonesia have increased at an annualized rate of 2.89%, from $1.9B in 1995 to $3.88B in 2020.

Does Australia still export live animals?

Australia is the world’s largest live exporter of animals for slaughter. The trade involved over three million animals in 2011 valued at approximately A$1 billion, of which the majority were cattle and sheep. However, the live export trade only accounts for 0.4% of all Australian exports, as of 2014.

When was live export banned in Australia?

On 30 May 2011, the live export trade in Australia was suspended for three months after the release of shocking reports of animal abuse in Indonesian abattoirs. A new regime, the Export Supply Chain Assurance Scheme (‘ESCAS’) was then introduced in order to combat the regulatory problems with the live export trade.

Why is Indonesia important to Australia?

Indonesia — the world’s third largest democracy with the world’s largest Muslim population — is one of Australia’s most important bilateral relationships. We enjoy extensive cooperation including on strategic, economic, security, development and education issues.

What would happen if Australia stopped live export?

Analyst Matt Dalgleish said banning live exports would have a serious impact on sheep and cattle prices. “Sheep prices would decline somewhere between 18 to 35 per cent. In Western Australia, that would cost farmers between $80 million to $150 million,” he said.

When did live export start in Australia?

Australia’s livestock producers were amongst the nation’s first exporters, with live animal shipments dating back to 1829. The opening of large cattle stations in the Northern Territory and Kimberley in the 1880s was driven by the potential of exports to Asian markets.

What is wrong with live export?

The export of live animals for slaughter is inherently high-risk, with decades of repeated evidence of suffering and cruelty. The RSPCA believes live animal export should be phased out in favour of an increased trade in boxed and chilled meat from animals that have been humanely slaughtered here in Australia.

Are Australia and Indonesia Friends?

Relations between the two countries are generally well, though there have been some strained periods since 1949, most notably the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation (where Australia sided with Malaysia), the East Timor crisis in 1999 (in which Australia plays a significant role), the issues of West Papua, asylum seekers.

Does Australia have good relations with Indonesia?