Carrots are the single most important horticultural export commodity from Western Australia.
In 1991-92, over 23,000 tonnes of carrots worth more than $12 million (fob) were exported. The State now exports about 70 per cent of its carrot production to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Middle East (see Table 1). These exports account for more than 90 per cent of Australian carrot exports. The State's carrot exports started in the mid 1970s. In 1977-78, only 2170 tofcarrots were exported, but exports have increased steadily since then (see Figure 1).
Galati, Angie and Mckay, Allan
"The export carrot industry,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 34
, Article 3.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol34/iss2/3