Victorian food and fibre export performance 2017–18
Food and fibre exports from Victoria reached a record $14.1 billion in 2017–18, an increase of 11 per cent (up $1.4 billion) on the previous year. Several industries grew significantly including meat, wool, prepared foods and wine.
As Australia's largest value food and fibre exporter, Victoria made up for 27 per cent of Australian food and fibre exports.
Victoria is the highest value exporting state for:
- dairy (79 per cent)
- animal fibre (53 per cent)
- prepared foods (38 per cent)
- horticulture (45 per cent)
- skins and hides (47 per cent)
Victoria’s reputation for producing safe, high-quality food assists firms operating in competitive global markets.
The Victorian Government works to help promote growth of the food industry. The recently announced Taste Victoria Initiative and its two programs Global Table and Growing Food and Fibre Markets program will assist the sector to capture new market opportunities, innovate, improve its biosecurity and connect with existing and emerging markets.
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