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This FACT indicates the total area in hectares that is used to grow vegetables for human consumption. (Vegetables include beans, capsicums, carrots, lettuces, melons (including rock, bitter, and water), mushrooms, onions, potatoes and tomatoes). The Australian vegetable production sector is an important source of food, supplying most of the fresh vegetables consumed in Australia. It also provides inputs for a large proportion of the processed vegetable products consumed in Australia and exported overseas. The state with the largest vegetable area for human consumption is Queensland at 17238.91 hectares, closely followed by Victoria at 16323.44 hectares. The state/territory with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, at 0 hectares.