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Agricultural exports

Export value

No. 1 export commodity value

Vegetable and fruit export value

No.1 Export destination

Japan

No. 2 Export destination

China

Queensland’s agricultural produce has a global reputation for being safe and nutritious. Our food-safety, traceability, and supply-chains systems ensure high-integrity produce, free of global disease threats.

Queensland’s climate varies from tropical, sub-tropical and temperate, allowing for a variety of produce and extensive agricultural production systems, including:

  • tropical fruits in the north
  • grass-fed beef in central Queensland
  • the Channel Country
  • coastal cane farms
  • cereal production regions that boost our grain-fed beef production.

Our ports and transport-and-supply chains are heavily geared to produce food for our export markets. We export 58% of all agricultural output, including more than:

  • 50% of meat products
  • 83% of sugar
  • 93% of grains and grain products
  • 74% of cotton, and
  • 47% of seafood products.

In 2020–21, Queensland exported over $8.5 billion worth of agriculture and food products. Queensland is a world leader in beef, with major global processors residing in the state.

Queensland exports have grown 58% over the last 12 years to a total of $8.54 billion in 2020-21.

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Last updated: 08 Sep 2021