Quandong: A compact business case

  • 12 pages

  • Published: 15 Dec 2022

  • Author(s): GHD

  • ISBN: 978-1-76053-332-8

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Quandong, Santalum acuminatum, is an indigenous native Australian fruit with deep historical and cultural connections. There are about 25 commercial quandong growers in Australia, located in arid and low-humidity regions. In 2020, 75% of the production came from three major growers, showing a large concentration of production. With an estimated annual production of 12.1 tonnes, the industry has an estimated value of $0.36 million. Currently, demand heavily outweighs supply, creating an opportunity for industry development through expansion of production and supply chains.

New and emerging industries in their infancy often lack the public awareness and resources to assist with industry growth. This compact business case provides a concise overview of the quandong industry. It provides a resource that can be used to drive awareness and engage with potential investors regarding opportunities to assist industry growth.

The compact business case is the result of stakeholder consultation across the Australian quandong industry and pulls together the industry’s status, market opportunities, challenges, competition, governance and economics in one resource for the industry.