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Berries Production in Australia (2019)

Berries Production in Australia (2019)


Berries Production in Australia (2019)


If the term ‘fresh berries’ is utilized, it predominantly indicates to a variety of berries. They can be identified as blueberries, strawberries, rubus berries, raspberries and blackberries. Moreover, Australia is nation which is an exporter of berries which means berries are abundantly found on the Australian soil.

Australia grows a wide range of deciduous fruits including apple, pear, grape, nashi, peach, nectarine, plum, apricot, cherry and to a lesser extent persimmon, kiwifruit and blueberries. About 70% of the current production occurs in temperate regions. It’s no wonder that tomatoes are the most consumed fruit in the world, especially since they’re a dietary staple for millions of people. A key ingredient in countless cuisines, this versatile fruit is used in sauces, soups, salads, condiments, garnishes, and even drinks. The global pandemic will impact the agriculture sector for at least the next decade, water and labour shortages continue to worry farmers and the global population just continues to rise – so what is there to feel so optimistic about in Australasian agriculture?

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As of June 2019,

  1. 105,090 tonnes was manufactured and then valued at $938.6 million.
  2. The supply per capita was 3.8 kg, based on the volume that is supplied.
  3. 75% of Australian households bought berries while on their shipping trip. This amounts to 327 grams of berries per grocery haul.
  4. The wholesale value of the fresh supply was recorded at $1,113.5 million, with $968 million being distributed into retail, and $146 million was indulged in food service.
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Fresh Berries International Trade

Australia is a country that typically exports more fruits than it imports. Hence, as of June 2019, Australia has exported 3,894 tonnes of berries.

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Source: GTA

Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)