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Industry Information

Key Statistics

  • Sugar is Australia's second largest export crop, after wheat, with a total annual revenue of almost $2 billion.
  • Around 95% of sugar produced in Australia is grown in QLD, with the remainder in northern NSW.
  • Australia exports 80%-85% of its raw sugar to buyers overseas, making it the second largest raw sugar exporter in the world.
  • The sugar industry generates more than 40,000 jobs, directly and indirectly.
  • The Australian domestic market for raw sugar is around one million tonnes.