The high numbers of producers and sensitivity to sharing information makes data collection difficult. There are approximately 30,000 growers, many with small farms and some growing short span ground crops. These issues will remain an ongoing challenge to credible data collection and the creation of accurate statistics. This project assessed the use of statistics in the Australian Horticultural Industry – addressed how data is collected and then how the various commodity groups use the information outputs. The report concludes with a strategy for future collections and a process for ensuring that what is collected is relevant.