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Ongoing project

Avocado industry and market data capture and analysis (AV20000)

Key research provider: Avocados Australia

What’s it all about?

This investment is delivering high quality industry data to the avocado supply chain, to support businesses in their decision making. Key activities this project is responsible for include…

  • Maintenance of Infocado, the industry’s system for monitoring volumes of avocados dispatched and forecast to be supplied, with weekly and quarterly reporting

  • Maintenance of OrchardInfo, which is used to monitor industry productive capacity and inform medium-long term production outlooks, with reports distributed to contributors

  • Other relevant local data collection, analysis and reporting for the industry, including to identify and understand trends, supply, demand and price relationships – publications include the yearly ‘Facts at a glance’ fact sheet

  • Global trade data analysis.

Comprehensive avocado industry reporting continues to be distributed with high levels of industry participation.

Several new packhouses in North Queensland have been brought onboard to participate in weekly online data collection. The weekly reporting coverage in the region has significantly increased because of these visits. Plans for upcoming visits to other regions are already in place.

Significant increases in grower participation of the annual orchard census were recorded after substantial effort was put towards maximizing grower participation this data collection.

Maintenance of regular ongoing data collection, analysis, and reporting of industry data continues.

The collation of data-driven information to inform industry planning and needs has begun with:

  • Global trade data analysis framework reviewed and updated.
  • Weekly and Quarterly Infocado reports completed. Both Weekly and Quarterly Infocado reports can be accessed on the Avocados Australia website.
  • Orchard Info Annual Tree Census report and productivity report completed and reported to industry.
  • Avocados Australia’s 2021 Facts at a Glance statistics report was completed and published on the Avocados Australia website.
  • Communication to industry via Talking Avocados the quarterly avocado industry magazine. You can access all editions here.

Weekly and quarterly Infocado Reports (including Weekly Retail Price Reports) have been completed and disseminated to industry in line with project and industry requirements.

The Annual OrchardInfo Report has been collated and distributed to all contributing growers directly via email in late 2020. You can stay up to date on the OrchardInfo page on the Avocados Australia website.

The statistics snapshot Facts at a Glance 2019-20 report was published in October 2020 on the Avocados Australia website.

Global trade reports have been developed to provide insight into volumes of foreign avocados entering the Australian market and the potential of overseas markets. The latest edition of the Import and Export Market Report can be found in the Export Development page on the Avocados Australia website.

Articles detailing results from Facts at a Glance, OrchardInfo and Quarterly reports, have been made available publicly through the Avocado Industry Communications program (AV18003).

Related levy funds

This program is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund