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Australia's top ten trade commodities – Macadamias

Australian macadamia exports

The industry has expanded significantly over the past four years from 19,000 hectares of macadamia tree plantings in 2017 to present plantings of approximately 33,000 hectares. The macadamia industry in Australia is primarily located along the east coast, stretching from the mid-north coast of New South Wales to Atherton Tablelands in Queensland, with the greatest growth in and around the Bundaberg region of Queensland. 

There are around 800 macadamia growers in Australia contributing to around 50,000 tonnes produced annually. From this 75 per cent of the Australian crop is exported, leading to a strong and consistent supply for importers overseas.

Macadamias have a long history, evolving in the rainforests of Australia over 60 million years ago. They are esteemed for their health benefits, delicious flavor, and cultural significance, making them an integral part of the Australian identity and a source of pride for the nation.

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

  1. China – 22,258
  2. Vietnam – 4,288
  3. Korea, South – 1,467
  4. Japan – 1,410
  5. United States – 735
  6. Netherlands – 321
  7. Taiwan – 285
  8. Belgium – 216
  9. Thailand – 190
  10. New Zealand –167

Countries that Australia has market access for macadamias

Data from Micor

China

Vietnam

Korea, South

Japan

United States

Netherlands

Taiwan

Belgium

Thailand

New Zealand

Malaysia

Hong Kong

Singapore

Germany

Greece

Canada

Jordan

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Lebanon

Indonesia

Philippines

India

Turkey

Norway

Samoa

Azerbaijan

Guam

South Africa

 

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