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Kiwifruit Production in Australia (2019)

Kiwifruit Production in Australia (2019)

2020-08-28

Overview

Kiwifruit is predominantly discovered in the southern states of Australia. Moreover, a larger volume is sourced from imports rather than exports. The best months to grow these fruits are between March and July. This fruit is available all year-round due to the great volume of imports, majorly from New Zealand.

Statistics

  1. The supply per capita was recorded at 1.2 kg, based on the volume that was supplied.
  2. 35% of Australians purchased this fruit while on their grocery trip, buying an average of 839 grams of kiwifruit per trip.
  3. The wholesale value of the fresh supply of this fruit amounted to $93.0 million. Out of this, $86.1 million was distributed into retail and $6.9 million went into food service.
  4. 7,134 tonnes of kiwifruit was produced in this year and simultaneously valued at $19.0 million.

Major Kiwifruit Production Areas

Kiwifruit occurs mainly in the southern states of Australia. The major production area, currently, is the Goulburn Valley region in Victoria.

The kiwi typically grows in the shape of an oval and is roughly around the size of a typical chicken egg. Its skin is camel-colored, fibrous, and coated in a light fuzz. Despite its fuzzy covering, the kiwi’s skin is edible and tart. The kiwi’s flesh is bright green with a unique but pleasing texture and rows of distinctive tiny black seeds, which can also be eaten. Kiwis have a sweet, tart, and bold taste — making them a popular addition to a healthy breakfast or lunch. 

kiwifruit production by region

Fresh Kiwifruit Production by State

kiwifruit production by state

Fresh Kiwifruit International Trade

Australia is majorly a net importer of kiwifruits. This nation typically imports approximately 20,000 to 24,000 tonnes per year. For the year ceasing in June 2019, Australia has imported 23,262 tonnes of this fruit. The trade remained unaffected during the pandemic.

kiwifruit international trade in australia

Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)

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