Australia

U.S. Trade with Australia in 2021

Export Market Rank
#19 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.56 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.64 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.34% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Australia in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Pork & Pork Products $196.83 Million 58,893 $210.51 Million -6%
Dairy Products $161.95 Million 46,051 $148.22 Million 54%
Food Preparations $121.3 Million 8,118 $112.93 Million 63%
Forest Products $108.53 Million --- $109.06 Million -2%
Distilled Spirits $101.79 Million --- $125.83 Million -39%
Dog & Cat Food $93.85 Million 31,082 $84.74 Million 26%
Fresh Fruit $88.13 Million 32,898 $108.35 Million -22%
Processed Fruit $56.01 Million 13,566 $58.64 Million 7%
Tree Nuts $55.91 Million 7,397 $86.23 Million -39%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $52.59 Million 14,664 $52.44 Million -3%

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Data and Analysis

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Australia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Australian federal government is supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development. The Australian Productivity Commission recently completed an inquiry into the regulatory burden on farm businesses focusing on regulations that have a material impact on the competitiveness and productivity of Australian agriculture, including the impact of regulations for genetically engineered (GE) products.
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Australia: Exporter Guide

Australia is a prosperous and industrialized nation with a stable economy. Underpinning Australia's strong economy is its open and transparent trade and investment environment, and trade and economic links with emerging economies, particularly in Asia. The U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement provides some advantages for U.S. products, which are well regarded as high quality and good value. The United States accounted for US$1.6 billion or nine percent of Australia’s total food and agriculture related imports in 2021.
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Australia: Dairy and Products Annual

Milk production in 2023 in Australia is forecast to decline by another two percent to 8.4 million metric tons (MMT), after an estimated six percent fall in 2022 to 8.55 MMT. This decline is expected despite a big increase in farm gate milk prices for 2022/23 to far exceed the previous record, and overall good seasonal production conditions for dairy farmers leading into the forecast year.

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