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Australia's top ten export destinations – Hong Kong

Australian fruit, nut and vegetable exports

Hong Kong is Australia’s second-largest trading partner, with a little over seven per cent of all Australian horticultural exports going to this market.

The younger generation in Hong Kong are swapping fruit consumption at home, for on-the-go convenience, and supermarket purchasing is increasing. Fresh produce is being packaged and marketed to attract consumers, especially for fruits. There is also a strong culture of gifting to celebrate holidays and festivals.

Hong Kong relies heavily on imported fresh produce, and being an open market, provides great opportunity for Australian exports. Australia’s off-season produce makes for an attractive import prospect as we have a strong reputation and proven history for quality produce.

Top ten levy-funded Australian exports to Hong Kong by volume for the year ending February 2024

  1. Orange – 23,120 tonnes
  2. Avocado – 8,327 tonnes
  3. Table grape – 6,405 tonnes
  4. Mandarin (including tangerine and satsuma) - 4,094 tonnes
  5. Carrot and turnip – 2,539 tonnes
  6. Potato – 1,347 tonnes
  7. Onion (all) - 1,313 tonnes
  8. Cherry – 1,177 tonnes
  9. Plum – 715 tonnes
  10. Peach – 617 tonnes

Market access to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a non-protocol market meaning that fresh produce is permitted entry without a phytosanitary certificate. Consignments are to be free from pests, soil, weed seeds and extraneous material.

Hong Kong is the second-highest export location for Australian fruit, nuts and vegetables

Year ending February 2024

Useful links

  • See more export facts and figures in Hort Innovation’s 2022/23 Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook here
  • Gain insights into international consumers for 13 of Australia’s priority exports markets here
  • See how key Aussie export stakeholders and authorities are joining forces to help protect and grow Australia’s horticultural exports with the Fresh and Secure Trade Alliance (FASTA) here
  • Access the Hort IQ International Consumer Needs dashboard here
  • Access the Austrade Go Global toolkit here

See also

Australia's top ten trade commodities here

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