Horticulture is a major contributor to Queensland's rural and regional communities.
Over 100 fruit, vegetable and nut commodities are grown in Queensland by approximately 3,500 businesses, employing over 14,000 workers.
Queensland grows the majority of Australia's:
The Brisbane Markets are Queensland's major marketing and distribution hub for the supply of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers:
- third-largest central market in Australia
- over 650 million kilograms of fruit and vegetables passing through annually
- more than 7,000 growers supplying produce for sale.
Explore Brisbane Markets data for the last 3 months:
- search for prices and volumes for key Queensland horticultural commodities
- search by Australian state of origin for horticulture commodities that pass through the Brisbane Markets
- view internationally sourced commodities passing through the Brisbane Markets.
Wholesale market price data is supplied by Ausmarket Consultants in agreement with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for use in this informative dashboard.
Prices in this report have been sourced by the independent Market Reporting Service in Brisbane, Market Information Services. Every effort has been made to ensure that the prices are accurate. Ausmarket Consultants and Market Information Services shall not be liable to any party in respect to any loss or damage arising from the reliance on this information. The prices in this report are provided a guide only and should not be regarded as a record of every sale from Brisbane Markets.
Queensland output and production
Explore the Queensland Horticulture dashboard to see:
- output (tonnes)
- production (hectares)
- gross value of production for horticulture commodities grown in Queensland.
This dashboard is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics horticulture data for the 2020–21 financial year.
Data displayed in this dashboard differs from the data provided in the 'Our regions' dashboard:
- this dashboard covers only fruit, nuts and vegetables, excluding broadacre cropping, lifestyle horticulture, livestock and livestock products.
- GVP figures offered by the 'Our regions' dashboard are a forecast, whereas this horticulture dashboard uses data from the previous financial year.
Improving horticulture data
We are working with industry to modernise data collection and visualisation in the horticulture industry.
Currently, data is collected by different stakeholders for different purposes, but discrepancies in methodology and update frequency can prevent sharing and improving data across organisations.
A statistically-sound, state-wide database of output and production data will assist both industry and government in making investment decisions and assessing sector performance, especially in the preparation and response to natural disasters or other disruptions (like biosecurity threats).
Existing datasets include:
- Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook: Hort Innovation
- Australian Tree Crop Map Dashboard: University of New England
- Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Agricultural Commodities, Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Last updated: 12 Oct 2023