Support Aussie produce
DEMAND for Aussiegrown produce both domestically and in international markets is on the rise.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics has released its Food Demand in Australia report to outline key trends.
Australia’s food exports have increased 6.5 per cent a year since 2009-10 to reach $39 billion in 2016-17.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said total national household consumption was $92 billion and imported food made up only about 15 per cent of that total.
“This report has a good story to tell. Aussies are supporting our farmers and choosing to buy Australian produce,” he said.
“I know farmers across many regions are struggling through drought.
“The way to support our farmers is when mums and dads head to the shops and fill trolleys with Aussie produce.”