Agribusiness and food

Butcher cutting meat

Huge demand for NSW's agriculture and food products

Australia offers investors and exporters a strong comparative advantage in the production of agricultural products, as a result of its size, geography, technology and skilled workforce.

Leading agriculture and food companies choose NSW because it offers favourable growing conditions, a well-regulated production environment, and easy access to Australia's eastern seaboard and attractive export markets.

There is huge domestic and international demand for NSW's agriculture and food products. Locally, food retailing is the biggest driver of growth in NSW's retail industry. In 2015-16, annual food retail turnover (including supermarkets, grocery stores, liquor stores, cafes, restaurants, and takeaway food services) was valued at more than $45 billion.