Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Australia Resumes Livestock Exports to Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Says

July 31 (Bloomberg) -- Australia will resume exports of livestock to Saudi Arabia after a two-year halt, Riyadh newspaper reported, citing Australian Ambassador Neil Hawkins.

The kingdom will receive the first shipment of Australian animals, comprising 75,000 sheep and 6,000 cows, by next month, the daily newspaper said. Australia used to export a million animals a year to Saudi Arabia, making up 60 percent of its livestock imports, before importers stopped getting shipments due to the appreciation of the Australian dollar, Riyadh quoted Hawkins as saying.

Australia wants to recapture its previous share of the Saudi market, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wael Mahdi in Manama at wmahdi@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.