7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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Fruit, nuts and vegetables

It was a mixed season for fruit, nuts and vegetables in 2017-18. Reduced production was reported for most fruit, nuts and grapes except citrus and stone fruit. Localised weather events affected vegetable production.

Fruit

Key results for fruit production in 2017-18 included:

  • 1.6 million tonnes of grapes (down 9%)
  • 378,000 tonnes of oranges (up 14%)
  • 374,000 tonnes of bananas (down 9%)
  • 268,000 tonnes of apples (down 15%)
  • 138,000 tonnes of mandarins (up 8%)
  • 104,000 tonnes of pears (up 7%)
  • 70,000 tonnes of almonds (down 7%)
  • 63,000 tonnes of avocadoes (up 12%)
  • 57,000 tonnes of mangoes (up 30%)

Vegetables

Key results for vegetable production in 2017-18 included:
  • 1.2 million tonnes of potatoes (up 8%)
  • 386 thousand of tomatoes (up 4%)
  • 279 thousand tonnes of onions (up 6%)
  • 225 thousand tonnes of melons (down 15%)
  • 51 thousand tonnes of mushrooms (up 11%)
  • 49 thousand tonnes of capsicums (up 27%)

Image: Graph showing change in production over the past five years for citrus, pome, stone fruit, nuts, grapes, potatoes, tomatoes, onions