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Cabbage Production in Australia (2021)

Cabbage Production in Australia (2021)


Cabbage Production in Australia (2021)

One of the oldest vegetables that have originated from the eastern Mediterranean region is cabbage. Also a member of the brassica family, this vegetable is closely related to broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflowers. There are many variants of cabbages that are available in Australia but the most rampant of them are the sea green and the red. This vegetable is identified as an extremely productive crop. This is because one hectare will yield more edible vegetables than any other plant. Also, it grows in extreme conditions such as cold weather; climates where other vegetables fail to grow. Even though this vegetable is low in kilojoules, they are filled with vitamin C and beta carotene.

Statistics of Cabbages

As of June 2020:

  1. 78,918 tonnes of cabbage was produced and valued at $59.5 million with 15% sent to processing.
  2. The wholesale value of the fresh supply was $66.2 million, with $56.8 million distributed into retail and $9.4 million into food service.
  3. 45% of Australian households purchased cabbages, buying an average of 1.2 kg of cabbages per shopping trip.
  4. The supply per capita was 2.5 kg, based on the volume supplied.

Major Production Areas

Even though cabbage production occurs in almost all states of Australia, the majority of the production occurs during the winter months. Nonetheless, some of the areas where these vegetables are predominantly grown are the Lockyer Valley, the Sydney Basin, and Melbourne.

International Trade

Australia identifies as a net exporter of cabbages. In the year 2020, the nation exported over 1,294 tonnes of this vegetable. Moreover, 51% of these vegetables were sent to Singapore.