Macadamia costs and returns for northern NSW


There has been considerable interest in growing macadamias due to strong international demand.

This Agnote looks at the potential costs and returns from a macadamia enterprise. An ‘average’ farm based in the Northern Rivers region is used and the following details are provided:

  • gross margin analysis for three tree ages: 3 years, 7 years, and 15 years old
  • sensitivity analysis for a range of prices and yields


Agfact DPI-491 First Edition

Published: Oct 2004