Fruit

Western Australia’s fruit growing industries extend from Kununurra in the far north to Albany on the cool south coast.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development works closely with industry to improve efficiency and increase returns from the farm gate to export markets.

Strawberries are the highest value export, supplying around two-thirds of the Australian total. Key markets in the last year were Singapore and New Zealand followed by Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Steady growth is occurring in the avocado, citrus and mango industries due to additional plantings and efficient production.

Articles

  • Almost all of WA citrus fruit is sold in the local market. Fruit has been sent to export markets since 2015 and is increasing.

  • The Sweeter Banana Co-operative based in Carnarvon, was formed in 1993 to develop a brand that would be easily recognisable by consumers.