No. 1 export commodity value
Horticulture export value
No.1 Export destination
No. 2 Export destination
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 2019–20, Queensland exported approximately $10 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 77% over the last 10 years to a total of $9.54 billion in 2020-21.
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Last updated: 13 May 2021