In Queensland, pineapples are grown in the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay, Yeppoon, Coastal North Queensland and the Atherton Tableland regions.

In the 2012-13 season, the Australian pineapple processing sector produced 39,000 t of fruit for canning and juicing, which was worth $12.5 million. However, this sector has been in steady decline over many years, due mainly to competition from cheaper imported product.

In contrast, the fresh sector has expanded considerably over the last 15 years, due mainly to the adoption of better fresh market varieties and improved quality. In the 2012-13 season, 48,000 t of fresh pineapple was produced and sold on the domestic market, with a farm gate value of $57.5 million.

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