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Broccoli Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

Broccoli Growth and Production in Australia (2020)

2021-06-16

Overview

When it comes to broccoli, there are 2 categories that can be found: regular broccoli and baby broccoli. The term ‘baby’ refers to two different types of vegetable. Firstly, baby broccoli is identified as a variety of modified version. Secondly, it may also signify Broccolini, a fusion between regular broccoli and the Asian, leafy vegetable, ‘Gai Lan’. Thus, this vegetable and its various subtypes are enjoyed by Australian citizens greatly.

Statistics

As of the year ending in 2020:

  1. 68% of Australians purchased this vegetable during their shopping trip. This amounts to approximately 397 grams of broccoli per trip.
  2. 76,631 tonnes of this vegetable was produced during this year and the value amounts to $288 million. Out of this 5% was reserved for processing.
  3. The supply per capita was deciphered at 2.6 kg, based on the volume that was supplied.
  4. The wholesale amount of the fresh supply was calculated at $318 million.

Major Broccoli Growing Production Areas

This is a common vegetable that is produced in most Australian states. However, amongst all states, Victoria is a region where the majority of this vegetable is found. Moreover, in Queensland, the major growing areas are Lockyer Valley and Stanthorpe. In New South Wales, this vegetable is grown at Windsor and Forbes. Finally, Robinvale and Melbourne are the regions where broccoli is found in Australia.

Broccoli International Trade

Exports

Australia can be identified as a net exporter of both this and cauliflower. As of 2020, Australia has exported over 5,169 tonnes of vegetables. Here, imports are counted in the negative tonnes.

Imports

It has been recorded that this vegetable is imported in some volume. However, the exact records are not available due to the way trade data is written down.