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Horticulture Data

Nurseries

Bananas

Avocados

No change

Other Fruit and Nuts

Tomatoes

Horticulture is a major contributor to Queensland’s rural and regional communities, with the state growing majority the of Australia’s banana, pineapple, mango, mandarin, avocado, and fresh tomatoes.  Over 100 fruit, vegetable and nut commodities are grown in Queensland by approximately 3,500 businesses, employing over 14,000 workers. The latest figures for Queensland horticulture show a forecast Gross Value of Production (GVP) for 2021-22 of $4.28 billion, covering fruit and nuts, vegetables, and lifestyle horticulture.

The top performing horticulture commodities in Queensland are nursery production, valued at $1.064 billion, followed by bananas ($551million), avocados ($243 million), tomatoes ($275 million), mandarins ($151 million), macadamias ($141 million), strawberries ($141 million), capsicums and chillies ($129 million).

Explore our Queensland horticulture market dashboard to interact with the latest three months of Brisbane market price and quantity data, providing:

  • A platform to explore prices and volumes for ten key Queensland horticultural commodities including avocados, bananas, broccoli, capsicums, lettuce, mandarins, mangoes, strawberries, sweet potatoes and watermelons.
  • An ability to search by Australian state of origin for horticulture commodities that pass through the Brisbane Market, including an option to view internationally sourced commodities passing through the same market.

Key Insights: Banana production is recovering following Tropical Cyclone Niran, however there has been an increase in the impact of Fall Army Worm on capsicum and sweet corn production. Labour shortages continue to impact crop harvesting and packing, also reducing output. Uncertainty around markets continues to affect supply chains for some commodities, such as strawberries and fresh pineapples, leading to a depression in farmgate prices. Commodities that rely on export markets have been impacted by high freight costs, reduced freight capacity and reliability causing losses in perishable horticulture exports.

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.

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Last updated: 31 Mar 2022