Increased production was reported nationally across most fruit and nut commodities driven by a rise in grape production (up 12% to 1,7 million tonnes).
Apple production increased by 28,000 tonnes (to 295,000 tonnes) from the previous season, returning to levels not seen since 2010-11. Pear production also rose (up 7% to 105,000 tonnes).
Olives provided an offset to these rises, reporting a 23% (15,000 tonnes) decrease in production and orange production was also down 4% (12,000 tonnes), primarily due to loss of trees in South Australia (where there was a 16% reduction in trees of bearing age).
Vegetable production also increased across a number of commodities in 2014-15.
The production of processing tomatoes increased by almost 50% (to 234,000 tonnes) between 2013-14 and 2014-15 following the recent expansion of processing and canning plants in Victoria.
Onion production increased 23% nationally driven by a 72% rise in South Australia following increases in area planted (up by 57%) and improved yields (up from 57.2 t/ha to 62.8 t/ha).
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