However, all fresh vegetable exports are surging
Australian carrots continue to be a taste favourite for foreign consumers in terms of both export value and volume. Ausveg released new figures and insights into vegetable exports last week.
Ausveg reported the value and volume of fresh Australian vegetable exports increased in 2017/18, following strong trading conditions in key export markets in Asia and the Middle East.
Increased demand for Australian-grown vegetables in the region and increased activities and investment in securing the exporting capabilities of the industry’s growers have also contributed to the positive figures. The value of fresh Australian vegetable exports increased by three percent to $262.4 million in 2017/18. Over the same period, the volume of fresh vegetable exports also increased by 9 percent to 208,000 tonnes.
This continues a recent upward trend for vegetable exports and bolster's Ausveg's ambitious aim to see a 40% growth in the market to $315 million in fresh vegetable exports by 2020.
The top five markets for fresh vegetable exports by volume in 2017/18 -making up just more than 60% of Australia’s total fresh vegetable export volume- were:
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
In terms of exports by value however, Singapore was on top, followed by the UAE, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with the top three of these markets making up more than 50% of the industry’s total fresh vegetable export value.
Source: queenslandcountrylife.com.au via www.freshplaza.com
Publication date : 12/10/2018