Australian vegetable-growing farm businesses – economic survey, 2014-15 and 2015-16

The Australian vegetable-growing sector is an important source of food. It supplies most of the fresh vegetables consumed in Australia and provides inputs for a large proportion of the processed vegetable products consumed in Australia and exported.

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation), commissioned ABARES to conduct annual surveys of Australian vegetable growers to monitor the performance of vegetable growing farms. Since 2007 ABARES has conducted an annual survey of vegetable growing farm businesses to provide industry and government with information about farm-level production and the financial situation of vegetable growers.

These surveys provide comprehensive information on the physical, financial and socioeconomic characteristics of vegetable growing farms in each state. The information in these survey reports provides a unique time series that can be used to make evidence-based decisions and monitor changes in the industry. The results are used to inform industry and government decision-makers about key trends and drivers of vegetable industry farm performance.

ABARES conducted the surveys in cooperation with the vegetable industry.

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This project has been funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the vegetable industry research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government.