Exports booming statewide
LOCAL products, including liquid natural gas and beef, have been the driving force behind a new economic record. State trade figures for the 12 months to November 2018 show Queensland’s goods exports at $80.5 billion, a record 12-month total and 12.4 per cent higher than the $71.6 billion total for the same period a year earlier.
Beef exports rose $710 million to
$5.3 billion in the 12 months to November 2018.
Dry weather conditions are encouraging graziers to unload cattle stock, driving increased beef export volumes.