Australian apple exports up 111 percent in 2015
Trade to Thailand reached 550 tonnes, a five fold increase over 2014, while the much stronger Pink Lady trade to the United Kingdom also influenced export results. Import trade was 13 percent higher at 692 tonnes with the higher share imported from China.
From January to November 2015 there were 9,785 tonnes of fresh pears exported – valued at A$15.7m. New Zealand and Indonesia were the major market destinations.
Trade to Hong Kong lifted off a low base to 1,109 tonnes. Imports were around 60 percent higher than the previous year for the season to date with 1,082 tonnes of pears recorded for imports.
Keep an eye out for the final apple and pear export report for 2015 which will be available in February and will included data from January to December. ■