Posts Categorized: Export

Australian Cherries

Current update on cherries from Northern Victoria – Kyabram (Goulburn Valley) Harvest is looking to be around the 26th of November- Last year was the 1st December Flowering has been very good but we have had a cold spring so far which is looking to continue- growers need to be right on top of their… Read more »

Indonesia boost for Australian exporters

Australian farmers and produce exporters will have tariffs reduced and be able to export more agricultural products to Indonesia, after the coalition government signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Key agricultural outcomes of the IA-CEPA include immediate tariff cuts on mandarins, potatoes and carrots as well as increased duty-free access for oranges and limes. Read further details… Read more »

Separating ripe and unripe fruit eases the squeeze on avocados

A new initiative to stop shoppers squeezing avocados to test the fruit’s ripeness has resulted in a halving of bruised fruit and higher avocado sales. Research conducted earlier this year had found 97 per cent of customers gave avocados a squeeze to test ripeness before buying, which was leading to brown marks on the flesh once the… Read more »


‘Readycado’: Sensor alerts avo lovers when fruit is ready to eat Avocado squeeze tests might soon be a thing of the past with the launch of a new, sensor-driven technology designed to detect if the fruit is perfectly ripe. The Avocado Firmness Decision Aid Tool, nicknamed ‘Readycado’, was recently revealed at Queensland’s annual agricultural show,… Read more »

Australian Mangoes

Conditions perfect for solid mango crop and good news for Mango Lovers around the globe. North Queensland mango growers are preparing for an early November harvest, with trees in full flower across the region. Conditions have been perfect for a solid mango crop with dry weather and nice cool mornings. Dale Williams, the owner of one of the North’s… Read more »

The growth of Australian exports into ASEAN

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show horticulture exports have grown significantly over the past decade into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), making it one of Australia’s strongest trade partners. Across all goods and services, ASEAN is currently a ‘top three’ trade market in terms of value, behind China and Europe…. Read more »

EU to postpone free trade agreement with Canada

The European Union decided to postpone its final decision on the CETA free trade agreement with Canada. A number of member states, chiefly Belgium and Romania, had earlier expressed concerns about CETA. EU trade ministers in Luxembourg failed to agree on the details on the free trade deal with Canada on Tuesday. The decision has… Read more »

Cali apple growers at a competitive disadvantage

  California’s apple growers are in the midst of the harvest season right now. Alex Ott, executive director of the Clovis-based California Apple Commission, expects a 3% increase in production across the country. “California is the fifth largest producer of apples in the United States,” Ott explained. “We are the third largest exporter of apples… Read more »

Zespri halts kiwifruit shipments to China

Zespri is developing a new testing regime to prevent delays at the Chinese border due to a recent risk notification issued by the country saying shipments had been found carrying a fungus that could cause fruit to rot in storage. As Zespri “weather tightens” shipments of the fruit to China, it is temporarily halting all… Read more »

Washington apple season on target

This year, weather depending, Washington is predicting a good apple season. According to Rebecca Lyons, International Marketing Director at the Washington Apple Commission, if the weather does not get any warmer before the beginning of this year’s harvest, Washington should yield the expected 168 million cartons of apples (fresh and processed), which will represent 64… Read more »

Australian table grape exports break records, prices spike

This year, table grape exports from Australia have exceeded 100,000 tonnes for the first time and prices have spiked. According to the Australian Table Grape Association the 2015-16 table grape export season saw 108,594 tonnes exported and April recorded the highest single volume of Australian table grapes exported for any month at 32,587 tonnes. Exports… Read more »

South Australia’s export strategies lead to growth

The State Government’s export strategy is paying dividends, a leading economic report says. Despite falling prices in some sectors, a strong rise in volumes contributed to an almost $600 million boost in exports, the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies June 2016 report shows. Investment and Trade Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith says the report is a… Read more »

QLD grows broccoli exports to Japan

Queensland broccoli exports to Japan are expected to triple in coming years, injecting A$1, into the Australian state. Demand for Australian broccoli in Japan continues to grow, with the state of Queensland expected to triple its exports of the vegetable in coming years. Trade & Investment Queensland has said the growing exports of broccoli have… Read more »

Gross value of farm production forecast to reach $58.5 billion next year

INCREASES in prices for some crops will help boost the value of Australian farm production to $58.5 billion next financial year. This is up from the $54 billion forecast this time last year for 2015-16. According to the quarterly Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences agricultural commodity report, released today, agriculture will… Read more »

Seafood, rice among top Australian exports

The dining boom isn’t about to make up for the end of the mining boom yet, but a new report suggests Australia’s food exports are at least headed in just the right direction. Rice, seafood, grapes and cider are some of the industries with the fastest-growing exports over the past five years, according to a… Read more »