Macadamia industry benchmark report 2009 to 2016

The benchmarking project is supporting improved productivity and profitability within the Australian macadamia industry. The current project builds on previous benchmarking and best practice work conducted since 2001.

Yield, quality and planting information has been collected annually from macadamia farms throughout Australia since 2009. These data are provided either directly by growers or by processors on their behalf. Cost of production data has also been collected annually since 2013.

Each season all benchmarking participants receive a confidential, personalised interim and final report that compares their individual farm performance with the average performance of similar farms based on a range of criteria including region, locality, farm size, management structure, irrigation status and tree age. These reports highlight individual and average farm performance trends over multiple seasons.

This industry report has been produced to provide growers, processors, consultants, investors and other industry stakeholders with a summary of yield, quality and cost of production trends within the Australian macadamia industry.

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This report has been produced as part of the “Benchmarking the macadamia industry 2015–2018” project (MC15005). This is a joint initiative of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the University of Southern Queensland and NSW Department of Primary Industries, with support from the Australian Macadamia Society.

The project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. The Queensland Government has also co-funded the project through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.