South Australia’s vibrant food culture has a global reputation for:

  • world-leading food grown for local consumption and international export
  • a thriving restaurant and café industry
  • increasingly popular food and wine tourism.

South Australia’s food industry is vital to its economy.

The industry generated more than $16.4 billion revenue in 2014-15.

Food exports from South Australia accounted for $3.9 billion or 35% of total merchandise exports in 2014-15.

The agribusiness sector employs approximately 1 in 5 South Australian workers.

Development of South Australia's food sector is supported by the industry peak bodies:

Food and Wine ScoreCards

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food and Wine ScoreCards evaluate the contribution made by the food and beverage industry to South Australia’s economy.

They also identify opportunities for future growth.

Investment opportunities

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