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Despite the loss of some export markets in Europe and Asia in recent years, onions in Tasmania are still mainly grown for export. Most onions are grown on the fertile soils in the north-west and almost all the rest are grown around Scottsdale in the north-east.
ONIONS, White and Brown, Tasmania, years ended 30 June
Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).
In 2004-05, two thirds of all onions produced in Tasmania came from the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (47,600 tonnes).
ONIONS, White and Brown, 2004-05
^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.