EIGHT years after the last Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook was produced, an updated version has been released.Horticulture Australia Limited today launched the new 315-page edition which is based on information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and horticulture peak industry bodies.
It includes sections on 23 fruits, 32 vegetables, seven nuts and amenity horticulture, such as cut flowers, the nursery and turf industries.
Data includes production volumes, area under crop, farmgate value, gross value of production, imports, exports and consumption, much of it from 2010-11.
According to the handbook, oranges, bananas and apples were the top three fruits by volume, while apples, bananas and strawberries were the top three by value.
The top three vegetables by both volume and value were potatoes, tomatoes and onions.
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