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Australia's top ten trade commodities – Citrus

Australian citrus exports

The Australian citrus industry stands as one of the nation's prominent horticulture sectors, boasting commercial production across five states and one territory.

The industry is still expanding in Australia and currently has 27,000 hectares planted to citrus. In 2019/20, 284,667 tonnes were exported, 276,744 tonnes were sent to the domestic fresh market and 206,522 tonnes were sent to processing. Production has grown year-on-year since 2012/13 at an average annual growth rate of 12 per cent.

Varieties cultivated include oranges, mandarins, lemons/limes, and grapefruit/pummelos. 

Export markets serve as significant destinations for Australian citrus, highlighting its global demand and appeal. Australia's diverse climate is recognised for providing optimal conditions for citrus cultivation, enabling local growers to yield top-quality, flavorful fruits.

Australian citrus exports to top 10 markets (by volume in tonnage, year ending March 2024)

  1. Japan – 45,095
  2. China – 35,669
  3. Hong Kong – 27,312
  4. Thailand – 20,308
  5. Korea, South – 15,832
  6. Indonesia – 14,586
  7. Vietnam – 12,351
  8. Philippines – 10,831
  9. Singapore – 10,630
  10. New Zealand – 8,420

Countries that Australia has market access for citrus 

Data from Micor

Japan

China

Hong Kong

Thailand

Korea, South

Indonesia

Vietnam

Philippines

Singapore

New Zealand

United States

United Arab Emirates

Canada

Malaysia

India

Taiwan

Saudi Arabia

Cambodia

Fiji

Sri Lanka

New Caledonia

French Polynesia

Qatar

Bangladesh

Kuwait

Papua New Guinea

Oman

Bahrain

Tonga

United Kingdom

Vanuatu

American Samoa

Guam

Brunei

Germany

Maldives

Solomon Island

Kiribati

East Timor

Netherlands

Nauru

Tuvalu

France

 

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