Export and trade

Currently, 30% of Australian Cherries are exported to more than 30 countries in a highly competitive international market.

Asian market destinations, such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan receive the majority of Australian exports. Emerging and potential export markets include the United States and the Middle East.

Cherry Growers Australia (CGA) takes a leadership role in exploring and negotiating important export markets, market access and market maintenance for Australian Cherries.

Efforts are focused on opening and reopening core export markets, improving trade relations, overcoming trade barriers and exploring more commercially viable export options.

Exporting cherries is a specialised market requiring attention and detail to cultural sensitivities, biosecurity, packaging, market access and entry and transportation.

The type and variety of cherry exported is determined by market access and cultural tendencies accounting for preferences in taste, colour and flavour.

To explore potential export avenues for your cherry growing business contact your State Association.

 When are cherries available?

Harvest windows around Australia

Where are cherries grown?

Cherry growing regions around Australia

Import conditions by country

Import conditions can be found on the MICoR website (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources)

Export manual 

CGA's comprehensive export manual clearly explains export market requirements to over 20 countries.

For access, contact CGA.

Export inquiries

Please fill out this form and email to

Information on the export pathway to market by destination may be found below

Export pathway by destination matrix