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Egyptian Radio Show Interview with Brian Kearns, Market Engagement Manager – Vic Gov - Food & Fibre [ 12 March 2018 ]

Jerry Guirguis interviews Brian Kearns [ Market Engagement Mgr – Vic Gov - Food & Fibre ]  on 96.5FM – Egyptian radio show Melbourne Australia, [ Monday 12 March 2018, English Edition, 8:30pm ].

 

GulFood 2018

Some 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries are showcasing their products and services as they eye a share of the multi-billion dollar MENA food and beverage market.
 

The Gulfood was launched in 1987 in Dubai, and has since established itself as a key player in the international food market. - Wam

 

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited Gulfood 2018 on Monday.

Sheikh Hamdan toured the exhibition, accompanied by Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre.

 

 

https://trade.vic.gov.au/for-exporters/trade-missions/gulfood-2018

In a market valued at more than A$5 trillion globally, Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food trade fair, attracting 95,000 visitors with 5000 exhibitors across eight food sectors.

 

The Victorian Government will have three stands at Gulfood, in the

world food,

dairy and

beverage halls.

 

The Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices in each region will invite targeted buyers who have indicated a specific interest in Australian products.

 

Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis

opened the Victorian Government stand at this year’s Gulfood 2018 in Dubai,

and is leading a trade mission that will strengthen ties and boost exports to fast growing markets in the region.

http://philipdalidakis.com.au/pdw/victoria-serves-up-its-best-food-and-b...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:30pm Melbourne Time = Brian Kearns [ Market Engagement Mgr – Vic Gov - Food & Fibre ]

 

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/food-and-fibre-industries/exports

Exports

Victorian food and fibre export performance 2016–17

 

As Australia's largest food and fibre exporter, Victoria accounts for 25 per cent of Australian food and fibre exports, while accounting for just 3 per cent of the total landmass.

In 2016–17, Victoria accounted for 79 per cent of Australia's dairy exports, 55 per cent of wool exports, 46 per cent of horticultural exports and 38 per cent of prepared food exports.

Prepared foods had a strong year, earning $1.5 billion in 2016-17, increasing 12 per cent from the previous year. Continued growth in exported prepared foods was consistent with the innovation shown by more Victorian businesses, which are creating new products and seizing value-adding opportunities.

Citrus exports rose; table grapes and almond exports made up 63 per cent of all horticulture exports from Victoria, and wine exports continued to perform strongly.

One of the strengths of the Victorian food and fibre sector is its diversity, with a number of sectors doing well in 2016-17, and key markets such as China, India and Vietnam continuing to grow strongly.

While market and climate forces will continue to influence our export performance year to year, the Victorian Government is committed to working with producers to respond to these changing conditions and helping grow the Victorian food and fibre sector in value, profitability and ingenuity.

The regional classification of MENA comprises

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and Yemen.

 

Victorian food and fibre exports to MENA decreased by five per cent in 2016–17, with reductions in dairy and horticulture exports.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia remained Victoria’s largest food and fibre export markets in the region, accounting for 46 per cent of exports.

Table 37. Victorian food and fibre exports^ to MENA by destination (A$ million, ‘000 tonnes)

Destination

 

2012-13

 

2013-14

 

2014-15

 

2015-16

 

2016-17

$ change*

% change*

% total

 

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

 

 

 

UAE

449

481

383

230

348

128

315

110

318

145

2

1%

34%

Saudi Arabia

156

102

213

106

200

94

145

74

116

69

-30

-20%

12%

Egypt

91

107

148

229

132

174

93

86

96

117

3

4%

10%

 

 

Q1] Firstly, Let’s talk about you recent visit to Dubai, GulFood 2018, How did Victoria go ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 37. Victorian food and fibre exports^ to MENA by destination (A$ million, ‘000 tonnes)

Destination

 

2012-13

 

2013-14

 

2014-15

 

2015-16

 

2016-17

$ change*

% change*

% total

 

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

 

 

 

UAE

449

481

383

230

348

128

315

110

318

145

2

1%

34%

Saudi Arabia

156

102

213

106

200

94

145

74

116

69

-30

-20%

12%

Egypt

91

107

148

229

132

174

93

86

96

117

3

4%

10%

Qatar

54

15

62

13

85

15

88

14

75

11

-13

-15%

8%

Kuwait

92

98

122

74

91

23

79

23

68

18

-10

-13%

7%

Yemen

64

107

178

409

65

97

36

59

61

154

25

71%

7%

Bahrain

61

15

73

13

60

38

42

8

44

8

2

4%

5%

Oman

16

7

70

141

63

88

44

33

40

30

-4

-10%

4%

Turkey

27

11

24

9

23

8

24

9

36

24

12

50%

4%

Jordan

42

17

43

15

58

18

51

16

31

13

-20

-39%

3%

Iran

116

70

27

33

17

2

14

2

20

3

6

45%

2%

Israel

6

1

3

1

13

2

20

4

8

1

-12

-60%

1%

Iraq

58

171

37

104

29

54

7

2

8

2

1

8%

1%

Lebanon

6

3

13

24

14

23

5

2

5

3

-1

-11%

1%

Morocco

8

2

9

2

13

4

5

1

3

1

-1

-29%

0%

Algeria

3

1

2

1

3

1

11

4

2

1

-9

-79%

0%

Tunisia

1

0

3

1

2

0

2

0

2

1

0

-8%

0%

Sudan

60

181

86

246

17

45

<0.5

<0.5

1

1

0

0%

0%

Syria

1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

0%

0%

Libya

4

1

9

2

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

310%

0%

South Sudan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0%

0%

Total

1,317

1,392

1,505

1,654

1,235

815

982

447

934

602

-48

-5%

100%

 

^  Export figures need to be used with caution as confidentiality agreements apply to some products in some sectors, such as grain, forestry and TCF.

*  $ change and % change are based on the difference between 2015–16 and 2016–17 data. Volumes are shown as gross weight.

 

Table 38. Victorian food and fibre exports^ to MENA by industry (A$ million, ‘000 tonnes)Industry

 

2012-13

 

2013-14

 

2014-15

 

2015-16

 

2016-17

$ change*

% change*

% total

 

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

A$

Vol

 

 

 

Meat

428

107

434

97

528

107

474

94

434

77

-40

-8%

46%

Grain^

454

1,060

513

1,351

224

526

97

191

170

380

73

76%

18%

Dairy

223

67

267

54

215

53

147

46

91

26

-56

-38%

10%

Prepared foods**

69

18

100

22

82

19

78

20

72

18

-6

-8%

8%

Horticulture

39

16

93

21

87

24

96

27

54

18

-42

-44%

6%

Animal fibre

26

3

32

4

32

3

33

3

41

3

8

24%

4%

Forest products^

52

94

39

79

37

54

24

36

34

44

10

41%

4%

TCF^†

14

21

17

23

19

23

28

28

29

33

1

5%

3%

Skins and hides

10

4

7

2

8

4

3

1

5

2

2

58%

1%

Wine

1

<0.5

3

1

2

1

2

<0.5

2

<0.5

<0.5

0%

0%

Seafood

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

2

<0.5

<0.5

0%

0%

Animal feed

2

2

1

0

1

1

1

1

<0.5

<0.5

<0.5

0%

0%

Total

1,317

1,392

1,505

1,654

1,235

815

982

447

934

602

-48

-5%

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerry Guirguis

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