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Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia

Contains final estimates of gross and local values of production of major agricultural commodities for Australia, states and territories

Reference period
2017 - 2018
Released
30/04/2019

Main features

Value of agricultural products in 2017-18

In 2017-18 the gross value for Australian agriculture fell by 3% to $59 billion.

Crops

The value of broadacre crop production fell in 2017-18 as production returned to more regular levels. Horticultural crops had a mixed season.

The total gross value of crops fell 11% to $29.3 billion in 2017-18. Of this value:

  • $6.0 billion was fruit, nuts and grapes (up 4%)
  • $5.7 billion was wheat (down 23%)
  • $4.1 billion was vegetables (up 5%)
  • $2.5 billion was cotton (up 49%)
  • $2.3 billion was barley (down 14%)
  • $2.1 billion was canola (down 13%)
     
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Livestock and livestock products

The gross value of livestock remained steady in 2017-18. A large increase in the value of sheep and lambs almost offset falls in value for all other livestock categories.

Livestock and livestock products were valued at $29.6 billion. Of this value:

  • $12.0 billion was cattle and calves (down 1%)
  • $4.0 billion was sheep and lambs (up 11%)
  • $1.1 billion were pigs (down 15%)
  • $9.6 billion were livestock products such as wool, milk and eggs (up 20%)
     
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Data downloads

All commodities by Australia, state/territory and SA4 regions

All commodities by Australia, state/territory and NRM regions

All commodities by Australia, state/territory and SA4 regions (.csv file)

All commodities by Australia, state/territory and NRM regions (.csv file)