It records annual trade in excess of 600,000 tonnes of produce valued at more than $1 billion.
Central Markets are situated throughout the world and offer a structured trading environment where all industry sectors are able to meet and collectively trade. In Australia there are six Central Markets, including Brisbane, with the others located in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle.
They play a significant role within Australia’s horticulture industry as the major distribution point of the nation’s fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The majority of Australia’s fresh produce is either traded or transhipped through Australia’s Central Markets.
Central Markets provide a critical link within the industry involving growers, wholesalers, retailers, and associated industry groups.
The benefits of Central Markets are that they provide: