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Industry Information

Key Statistics

  • Sugar is the second largest export crop in Australia after wheat with a total annual revenue of around $2 billion.
  • In 2002, more than 38 million tonnes of cane was crushed in Australia (QLD, NSW and WA) and 5.25 million tonnes of raw sugar produced.
  • Australia exports about 80 to 85 per cent of raw sugar to buyers overseas.
  • The sugar industry generates more than 40,000 jobs, directly and indirectly.
  • The Australian domestic market for raw sugar is around one million tonnes.