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Australia's top ten trade commodities – Potatoes

Australian potato exports

Potatoes reign as the largest horticulture industry in Australia in terms of production volume and hold the top spot as the largest vegetable industry in terms of production value. The potato sector has experienced robust growth, with support from exports, which have maintained stable volumes over the past five years.

Rich, buttery, and firm, Australian potatoes boast exceptional quality. Tasmania leads potato production with 31 per cent, closely followed by South Australia at 30 per cent. Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia also contribute to potato production, with 6, 11, 1 and 5 per cent respectively.

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

  1. Korea, South – 30,655
  2. Philippines – 7,477
  3. Taiwan – 3,741
  4. Singapore – 2,291
  5. Malaysia – 2,057
  6. United Arab Emirates – 1,935
  7. Hong Kong – 1,309
  8. Indonesia – 750
  9. Saudi Arabia – 222
  10. Qatar – 218

Countries that Australia has market access for potatoes

Data from Micor

South Korea  Philippines
Taiwan Singapore
Malaysia United Arab Emirates
Hong Kong Indonesia
Saudi Arabia Qatar
New Caledonia Bahrain
Kuwait Brunei
Solomon Islands Thailand
Fiji Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu French Polynesia
Nauru Tuvalu
Seychelles Kiribati
East Timor Guam
United States Vietnam
Cook Islands Mauritius

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