This report is prepared to provide information on the value of Victorian and Australian food and fibre exports.
The report is prepared by Farm Services Victoria and is focused on export performance by commodity groups and key export markets for the 2006-07 to 2010-11 financial years.
Victorian food and fibre exports were valued at $8.07 billion in 2010-11. (Table 1). Export value increased by $1.3 billion (19%) from 2009-10. The value of food exports from Victoria in 2010-11 was $6.3 billion, an increase of $839 million (15%) from the previous financial year. The value of fibre products (including animal fibre and skins and hides) increased by $470 million, or 64% from 2009-10, to be valued at $1.77 billion. In 2010-11 Victoria accounted for 28% of Australia’s total food and fibre exports and was Australia’s largest State exporter. Victoria had a 15% share of Australia’s total food exports and a 36% share of Australia’s total fibre products exports (including animal fibre and skins and hides).