Citrus industry in Western Australia

Page last updated: Monday, 11 March 2019 - 7:55am

Western Australian citrus production is concentrated north and south of Perth and further north around Kununurra and Carnarvon.

More WA citrus will be available to consumers as younger trees reach full production in the next two to three years.

Types of citrus

WA currently produces about 15 000 tonnes of citrus. Most production is sold on the local Perth market, with exports increasing.

Annual production is expected to increase as large plantings come into full production. The projected increase means the WA citrus industry is looking at future export opportunities.

The industry includes navels and Valencia oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, tangellos and native citrus. The breakdown of the main citrus types grown in WA based on area planted is presented below.

Graph showing the percentage of different citrus fruit types grown in Western Australia
The main citrus fruit types grown in Western Australia