Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Feb 2003
Author(s): Hassall, Associates Pty Ltd
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The Australian Asian vegetable industry is a dynamic, growing horticultural sector whose products
appeal to Australian consumers. The industry has more than doubled in production value and grower
numbers since 1995. It has also doubled its share of total Australian horticultural production. Many
of the industry’s products are on the verge of becoming mainstream staples and product is available
through a wide variety of outlets.
In 1995 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation published an Audit of the
Australian Asian Vegetables Industry. This study, completed in October 2002, highlights changes in
the Australian Asian vegetable industry since that original audit report. It provides an assessment of
the current Australian Asian vegetable industry situation and assesses the industry’s future directions.