Australian Horticulture Statistics launched

The latest edition of the Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook is live and contains improved functions and user settings.

The manual contains data on more than 70 horticultural products, including fruit, nuts, vegetables, kindergarten, lawn and cut flowers.

Data show that the horticultural sector recorded its highest production value in 2018/19.

Value of the product

According to statistics, the sector grew seven years in a row.

The results by category show that in the fruit sector, the value of berries and citrus in 2018/19 accounted for almost a third (32%) of the total value of fruit.

The value of the vegetable category increased by almost 9% and reached $ 4.7 billion in 2018/19. Potatoes were the most valuable vegetable product at $ 752.6 million.

All healthy almonds

Almonds were the highest valued horticultural product overall and had a record export value of $ 675 million.

Almonds and macadamias also accounted for 89% of the total nut production in 2018/19, after 85% in the previous year.

New properties

"With the new user interface, users can select products dynamically" on demand "and perform a larger number of time series analyzes for the data, which now go back seven years to 2012/13," said Adam Briggs, Head of Data and Insights at Hort Innovation.

“These additional features mean that our stakeholders have more horticultural statistics to keep up to date and make the best decision for the success of their business.

"Hort Innovation is excited to start this new iteration and will continue to develop the data," Briggs concludes.

Visit to access Hort Innovation's Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook.

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