More than 35% Aussies buy kiwis while on grocery run

By Hari Yellina

A little over 7,000 tonnes of kiwi fruit was produced this year, says Hari Yellina

The Australians clearly love the kiwi. Market statistics show that 35% of Australians purchased this fruit while on their grocery trip, buying an average of 839 grams of kiwifruit per trip.

Kiwifruit is predominantly discovered in the southern states of Australia. Moreover, a larger volume is sourced from imports rather than exports. The best months to grow these fruits are between March and July. This fruit is available all year-round due to the great volume of imports, majorly from New Zealand.

The supply per capita was recorded at 1.2 kg, based on the volume that was supplied. The wholesale value of the fresh supply of this fruit amounted to $93.0 million. Out of this, $86.1 million was distributed into retail and $6.9 million went into food service. This year, 7,134 tonnes of kiwifruit was produced in this year and simultaneously valued at $19.0 million.

Kiwifruit occurs mainly in the southern states of Australia. The major production area, currently, is the Goulburn Valley region in Victoria.

Australia is majorly a net importer of kiwifruits. This nation typically imports approximately 20,000 to 24,000 tonnes per year. For the year ceasing in June 2019, Australia has imported 23,262 tonnes of this fruit.

Positive signs for industry.

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