The Victorian food and fibre export performance report outlines the performance of Victoria’s agricultural industries
Victorian food and fibre accounts for over 27 per cent of Australian food and fibre exports.
In 2018-19, Victoria’s total food and fibre exports were valued at $14.2 billion, up 1 per cent on the previous financial year.
The food and fibre sector is an important economic driver for Victoria. It contributes an estimated 5.9 per cent to Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP) and employs 6.4 per cent of the workforce.
The sector generates over 200,000 jobs such as pickers, transport and logistics export companies, packers. In Victoria, 87 per cent of agricultural employment is concentrated in regional areas.
A key strength of the sector is its diversity, with several industries doing very well in 2018–19.