Banner Image
Prunes Production and Growth in 2020

Prunes Production and Growth in 2020


Prunes Production and Growth in 2020


Plums that are grown for drying purposes are known as prunes. Hence, these are the byproducts of extremely dried plums. Prunes are a type of fruit that is extremely popular in Australia. Not only do prunes improve vision, but they also contain many qualities to improve declining heart conditions. Hence, this fruit is a great source of antioxidants that can be consumed on a regular basis.

This fruit largely confined to the morning meal in Australia has long enjoyed star status in other cultures. Prunes are a frequent ingredient in North African and Middle-Eastern cuisines and in Finland, they’re often used in pork and duck dishes. They’re popular in Italy and the Netherlands and in Japan, the prune is valued for its high potassium content.

Statistics of Prunes

As of June 2020:

  1. Approximately 8,773 tonnes of plums were produced for drying. After the drying process was completed, 2,632 tonnes were recorded.
  2. The fresh plums used for drying were valued at $5.8 million. However, the wholesale value of the dried supply amounted to $26.1 million.
  3. The supply per capita of this vegetable was 182 grams, based on the volume supplied.

Major Prunes Production Area

Plums, that are meant for drying, are predominantly produced in New South Wales, particularly in the Griffith region. Some of the other production areas are Young in New South Wales and Cobram in Victoria.

Fresh Prunes International Trade

As of June 2020, Australia managed to import 2,318 tonnes of this fruit. On the other hand, 250 tonnes of prunes were exported to other parts of the world.