THE value of Australian vegetable exports dropped for the second year in a row in 2020/21.
According to last month's Rural Bank Australian agricultural trade 2020/21 report, vegetable exports decreasing by $6.6 million (down 2.2 per cent) to $288.6 million. The general decline was attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with shipping disruptions and logistical issues which led to an increase in shipping costs.
Rural Bank regional manager agribusiness - South Australia and Northern Territory Neil Verringer said despite strong vegetable production across most of Australia in 2020/21, the value and quantity of all major vegetable exports declined, with the exception of carrots.
Source: Fresh Plaza