The largest export and manufacturing sector

Food, wine and agribusiness is the largest export and manufacturing sector in South Australia and one of the key pillars of the South Australian economy. It is the only major manufacturing sector in the state to show steady growth in employment and revenue over the past two decades. It is a resilient sector characterised by a culture of innovation, the adoption of new technologies and efficiency and productivity gains.

Our competitive global position

South Australia is internationally recognised for the quality of its food, wine and agriculture. We have a strong rural economy with each region focusing on its unique point of difference. From the vast pastoral areas that grow grass fed beef and wool to the intensive horticultural, cropping and wine districts and regional seafood centres, we have a reputation for premium quality produce.

Resilience to challenges

South Australia’s capacity to collaborate to address common challenges and meet new opportunities emphasises why the food, wine and agribusiness sector is primed for further growth.