Australia

The United States and Australia have a very strong trade relationship. In fiscal year 2014, U.S. exports of agricultural and related products to Australia reached $1.5 billion, while U.S. imports from Australia totaled $3.3 billion. Top U.S. agricultural exports include pork, dairy, prepared foods, and fresh fruit.

The United States has had a free trade agreement with Australia since 2005. Australia is generally active in international trading fora and strongly supports greater U.S. economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a key strategic ally. However, Australia has a stringent quarantine regime that restricts or bans the import of many agricultural products. Australia is participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, offering further opportunities to break down trade barriers and expand market access for U.S. food and agricultural products.

Data & Analysis

April 26, 2016
Australian sugar production is forecast by Post to remain at the official estimate of five million MT in 2016/17.
April 26, 2016
In 2016/17, cotton production is expected to reach 2.5 million bales, assuming the continuation of average seasonal conditions.
April 25, 2016
The United States is the world’s largest producer of beef but it also imports more beef than any other country.
April 13, 2016
This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.