Carrots and turnips (fresh or chilled) continue to be Australia’s largest levied* vegetable export in 2013-14. Carrot and turnip exports remained increased from the previous year, totalling $56 million in 2013-14. The major destinations of Australia’s carrot and turnip exports in 2013-14 include, United Arab Emirates at $17 million, Singapore at $9 million and Malaysia at $7 million.
Potatoes (fresh or chilled) are the second largest type of levied* vegetable exports in 2013-14. Australia’s exports of potatoes (fresh or chilled) has increased noticeably by 99% since 2008-09, and totalled $24 million in 2013-14. The majority of Australia’s potatoes (fresh or chilled) are exported to Asian countries, with Indonesia and South Korea being Australia’s largest exports of potatoes at $7 million and $4 million respectively in 2013-14.
Frozen Sweet Corn is another vegetable commodity that has experienced exceptional export growth in recent years and totaled $3 million in 2013-14. Since 2007-08, frozen sweet corn exports increased 275%. Japan is the major recipient of these types of exports, receiving approximately 94% of Australia’s frozen sweet corn exports in 2013-14.
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*'Levied' refers to products where an Australian producer would pay the vegetable or potato levy if produced in Australia.