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

February 8, 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.
January 20, 2016
This biannual report, published in January and July, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in citrus.
January 14, 2016
Australia is becoming a more active user of satellite imagery for the purpose of monitoring crop growth and yield prospects, as well as to survey environmental health through measures of soil, water..
January 14, 2016
The citrus industry is one of Australia’s foremost horticultural industries and the largest exporter of fresh fruit.