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Cherries Production in Australia (2019)

Cherries Production in Australia (2019)


Cherries Production in Australia (2019)


In Australia, cherries are predominantly produced in the summer months. Moreover, the majority of the production occurs in the southern states of Australia. Cherries are a fruit enjoyed by the majority of the population. Hence, they can be identified as a very popular fruit in Australia.


As of June 2019:

  1. The supply per capita was recorded at 610 grams, based on the volume that is supplied.
  2. 37% of Australians bought fresh cherries while on their shopping trip. This amounts to an average of 444 grams per grocery haul.
  3. 20,148 tonnes of cherries were produced in this year. This production was valued at $189 million. Of this total amount, only 11% was processed in Australia.
  4. The wholesale value of the fresh supply was $168 million. Out of this figure, $136 million was distributed into retail and $31.3 million was reserved for food service.
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Major Cherry Production Areas

As mentioned earlier, the majority of cherries are produced in the southern part of this nation. Some of the major growing regions include: Orange and Young in New South Wales, the Goulburn Valley and Sunraysia regions in Victoria, the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and the Donnybrook/Manijump region in Western Australia.

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Fresh Cherries Production by State

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Fresh Cherries International Trade

Australia can now be identified as a net exporter of this fruit. This is declared after the recent increases in export to several countries. The majority of this volume is exported to Hong Kong and China. As of June 2019, Australia has imported 2,425 tonnes of cherries from the U.S. On the other hand, the export rate was 5,035 tonnes.

Health Benefits of Cherries

These fruits are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fibre, and other nutrients that your body needs to function optimally. They are packed with potassium and polyphenol antioxidants, which have powerful heart-protective properties. Research indicates that the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of cherries may benefit those with arthritis and gout.

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Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)