Queensland's agricultural produce has a global reputation for being safe and nutritious.
At a glance
total agriculture, fisheries, and forestry export value in 2021–22
meat of bovine animals
vegetable and fruit export value
Queensland's primary industries export to over 130 destinations worldwide. The sector accounts for approximately 10% of Queensland's overseas exports, by value.
Even though Queensland's population is less than 0.1% of the world's population and 1% of the world's total land area, we produce 0.4% of the world's food supply and nearly 1% of the world's agricultural exports.
In 2021–22, the top 2 export destinations were:
- Japan $1.84 billion export value
- China $1.78 billion export value.
Our food-safety, traceability and supply-chains systems ensure high-integrity produce, free of global disease threats. Our ports and transport-and-supply chains are heavily geared to produce food for our export markets.
We export 58% of all our agricultural output, including more than:
- 50% of meat products
- 83% of sugar
- 93% of grains and grain products
- 74% of cotton
- 47% of seafood products.
In 2021–22, Queensland exported over $10.7 billion worth of agriculture and food products:
- 26% greater than in 2020–21
- 18% greater than the average of the past 5 years.
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Last updated: 23 Mar 2023