April 2021 We would like to introduce you to our new economic update series, kicking off this month, which I hope you will find useful and informative.   We are trialling our new updates for a period of three months, after which we will send out a short poll to gather your feedback.   The updates are a quick read on the most recently released data relevant to AMIC members; what are the numbers, what are the drivers, and what are the implications for red meat processors and retailers.   The series starts with a look at the most recent export market data; what are the trends and latest projections. Future updates will include a look at input cost data, retail meat prices and domestic consumption figures, and the latest industry fundamentals relating to gross value of production, value added, and employment.   Regards, Patrick Hutchinson CEO