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Snapshot of Australian agriculture reveals record production in 2016-17

Our latest map of Australia’s agricultural industries shows cotton was the highest revenue​ crop per tonne produced and per hectare sown in 2015-16, while sugar cane was the highest yielding per hectare. Released 21 November 2017.


Updated mapping provides status of land use in Australia

Over 585 million hectares, or 76 per cent, of Australia’s land use mapping information has been updated for the Catchment scale land use of Australia – Update September 2017. Released 14 November 2017.


Vegetable industry cash income rates highest in a decade

Increased production levels per farm and higher market prices for produce led to improved income levels for vegetable growers in 2015-16, according to ABARES’ latest vegetable industry survey. Released 14 November 2017.


Another great year for Australia's forestry sector

Our Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2017, report shows the forestry industry is now in its fourth consecutive year of growth. Released 7 November 2017.


Australian rural R&D on the rise

The value of Australian rural research and development (R&D) is on the rise, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Released 21 September 2017.


Australian farm production to fall following record breaking year

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall almost 9 per cent to $58 billion in 2017–18, primarily reflecting a decline in crop production, according to the Agricultural Commodities, September quarter 2017 report. Released 19 September 2017.


Forecast decrease for winter crop production

Australia’s winter crop production is expected to decrease in 2017-18 as a result of unfavourable conditions in many key cropping regions, according to the latest Australian Crop Report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). Released 12 September 2017.


Australian farm production returns to trend after phenomenal 2016-17

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6 per cent to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue​. Released 20 June 2017.


Australia’s crop production down, following a record-breaking 2016-17

Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, winter crop production is forecast by ABARES’ June Crop Report to drop by 33 per cent in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields. Released 14 June 2017.


Life in the fast lane: Australia’s $92 billion appetite deconstructed

New research on domestic food demand​ examines trends and issues behind an 88 per cent rise in the real value of household food consumption since 1989–90, from $49 billion to reach $92 billion in 2015–16. Released 5 June 2017.


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22 Nov 2017