THE CHESTNUT INDUSTRIES IN VICTORIA - AN OVERVIEW
Production of nuts is projected to rise from an estimated 122 tonnes in 1985/86 to in excess of 3 400 tonnes by 2001; a 29-fold increase. As this increase in production occurs, prices can be expected to fall especially if new and existing markets are not fully developed.
Generally, prospects for chestnuts on the domestic market appear good, although some price reduction can be expected as production increases. Little is known about the export potential for Victorian chestnuts although it is unlikely that large quantities will be exported.