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Pears are a significant fruit crop in Victoria. In 2004-05, Victorian farmers produced 130,000 tonnes of pears, well ahead of the next highest producer (Western Australia with 8,900 tonnes). Nearly all pears were grown in the Goulburn Statistical Division (SD).
PEARS (excluding Nashi)(a), Victoria, year ended 30 June
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).
In 2004-05, 96% of all pears produced in Victoria came from the Goulburn SD (126,000 tonnes).
PEARS (excluding Nashi)(a), 2004-05
(a) Number of trees and yield is based on trees six years and over. However, the production figure used to calculate yield includes any contribution by trees under six years. In most cases this contribution is relatively insignificant, but in some instances it can distort yield figures.
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Apples and Pears Collection.