IN THIS SECTION:
Major Commodities - Dried Fruits
Traditionally, Australia's dried fruit producers are the world's seventh largest source of dried fruits, producing over 30,000 tonnes per year.
The drought has had a significant effect on dried grape production. As of 2006, the total Australian dried grape production volume equalled 18,481 tonnes. Despite this, Australian dried fruit producers remain a highly-valued player in the international marketplace.
Domestically, it is calculated that each Australian, on average, consumes 2.75 kilograms of dried fruit every year.
Australian dried fruits: fast facts
Australian Dried Fruit Association, Dried Grape Production Manual, 2005
Horticulture Australia, Dried Grape Quality Centre, 2007.
Mildura Region Economic Profile, June 2010.
Australian Dried Fruit Association, Dried Grape Production Manual, 2005 & ABARES, Australian Commodity Statistics, 2004.
Horticulture Australia, 2007.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Food Statistics 2004 & ABARES, Australian Commodity Statistics, 2010.
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australian Food Statistics 2009-10
For more, view NFF Farm Facts 2012.
NFF National Congress 2012