For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock
For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: Hong Kong and Singapore are hungry for Australian produce, but why can’t they get it?

  • There is also demand from China and South Korea, but the Covid-19 pandemic has sent freight costs soaring while grounding aeroplanes
  • Australia’s 85,000 farms produce enough food to feed 75 million people – three times its population – but most of it is not leaving the country

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock
For some Australian companies, the cost of shipping avocados overseas has increased almost five times. Photo: Shutterstock
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