Top vegetables by spend
Ranking of vegetables based on household expenditure
The top two vegetables, based on how much households spend on them, have remained the same for over 20 years - alternating between potatoes and tomatoes. Lettuce has been in the top five since 1995, placing third in spend in 2013 and 2016, with mushrooms maintaining a similar position.
In 2016 there were several notable changes from the 2013 positions: fresh herbs moved up five places to 13th; carrots moved down three places to 9th; capsicums moved up two places to 5th from 7th; asparagus lost its place in the top 20 with garlic and spring onion gaining 19th and 20th place.
Top 20 vegetables based on Household Expenditure