The Victorian government has identified food and fibre as one of six key industry sectors set to underpin Victoria’s future economic growth and jobs.
Victorian produce continues to be in high demand across the globe, with increasing demand from Asia, with our reputation for producing high quality, clean and healthy food giving the state a competitive edge.
More than 80% of Australia’s dairy exports, 48% of horticultural exports and 39% of prepared food exports come from Victoria.
Horticulture, prepared foods and wine production were the big winners, significantly increasing their exports. Highlights of the Report include:
- China was Victoria’s top food and fibre export valued at $3.1 billion, up 10%
- horticulture exports increased 31% to $1.1 billion
- wine production increased by 26% to $251 million
- prepared foods surged by 38% to $1.3 billion
- red meat ($2.7 billion), Dairy ($1.9 billion), Animal fibre ($1.6 billion), Grains ($967 million).