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Australian nuts ... naturally
The Australian tree nut industry continues to go from strength to strength. Despite its relative youth compared to other agricultural sectors, the nut industries have relentlessly pursued world’s best practices and technologies in developing growing practices specifically for Australian conditions.
Today, Australia is home to an enviable pool of knowledge as well as a culture of innovation upon which has developed a future-facing industry whose exceptional product is in demand around the globe.
With a farm gate value nudging $1 billion (2015/16), buoyant markets and sound business models, the industry is enjoying continued investment, which is driving a new wave of significant new plantings across the industry. On the back of these plantings, the Australian crop, in both production and farm gate value, is forecast to increase by over 50% by 2025 as new trees come into bearing.
The Australian nut industry is Australian horticulture’s single largest export industry. Australian nuts attract a premium in markets that appreciate food safety, product quality and reliability of supply chains. Buyers from Asia, Europe, the USA and elsewhere recognise Australia as the source of premium quality nuts, especially prized in the northern hemisphere off-season.
The value of nut exports exceeded AU$900 million in 2015-16 and is projected to exceed AU$1 billion within the next few years. Export industries include almonds, macadamias, walnuts, chestnuts, pecans and pistachios, whilst the hazelnut crop is principally consumed domestically. With the level of production now globally significant and expanding strongly, we must ensure that market opportunities are maximised both domestically and internationally.
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Australian Nut Industry Council
42 Simpsons Road
Currumbin Waters Q 4223
Phone: 0409 707 806
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