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Macadamias Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

Macadamias Production and Growth in Australia (2020)


Macadamias Production and Growth in Australia (2020)

In spite of an exotic plant disease destroying more than 5000 Victorian chestnut trees in 2010, according to farmer and nut processor Jane Casey, the quality of Australian chestnuts has never been better. Australia is a country that has a wide variety of nuts that are produced and then exported. Out of these nuts, chestnuts are a type that is favoured by Australian citizens. Moreover, these nuts are produced in the south of Australia. The majority of the production occurs in Victoria. It is important to note that unlike the other variants of nuts, this production has a strong focus on the domestic market. Additionally, these chestnuts are sold in shell form.

Statistics of Chestnuts

If the statistics of 2020 are considered:

  1. The total value of cultivation was $9.1 million, whereas the wholesale value of supply rang in at $11.2 million.

2. There were approximately 1,250 tonnes of these nuts that were produced.

3. The supply recorded per capita was 50 grams. This figure was determined based on the volume that was supplied.

4. 16% of Australians bought chestnuts as a part of their shopping experience.


There are four main species of chestnut tree: the Chinese, the Japanese chestnut, the European, and the American. The trees are native to many places around the world, but once had a much smaller growing area before people began to transplant them. 

Harvest by State

If the production were to be segregated by the states in Australia, it could be acknowledged that Victoria was the prime area where these nuts were harvested. Moreover, an abundance of production can also be viewed in New South Wales. Lastly, South Australia and Tasmania produced approximately equal numbers of chestnuts throughout the year.