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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our research comprehensively covers the agriculture and water resource portfolio – reports, information and data is grouped within the following research areas and the ‘About my region’ sub-site.

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Latest research

Australian Water Markets Report 2016-17 now released

This report provides a comprehensive review of water markets across Australia and includes data from a range of Commonwealth, state and private sector sources.

Published: 7 March 2018

March 2018 Agricultural Commodities Report now released

The March edition of Agricultural commodities contains ABARES’ latest outlook for Australia’s key agricultural commodities to 2022–23, including production and export forecasts.

Published: 6 March 2018

Late boost to winter crop production

Favourable seasonal conditions in spring have resulted in the 2017-18 winter crop harvest exceeding expectations in some key growing regions of WA, Victoria and SA although Queensland and NSW yields are likely to be lower than the December 2017 ABARES crop forecast.

Published: 13 February 2018

A model of water trade and irrigation activity in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

This is a technical report describing a new ABARES water trade model, which builds on previous work to provide robust analysis of water market use and market outcomes in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.

Published: 7 February 2018

What difference does labour choice make to farm productivity and profitability in the Australian horticulture industry? A comparison between seasonal workers and working holiday makers​

This report, commissioned by the World Bank, compared the labour productivity of seasonal workers versus working holiday makers and implications for farm profitability—using a survey, wages data and interviews with employers in the Australian Government's Seasonal Worker Program.

Published: 6 February 2018

Australian fisheries and aquaculture industry statistics 2016

The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production increased by 9 per cent to $3 billion in 2015-16, according to our annual industry report.

Published: 20 December 2017

Australian grains outlook for 2017-18 and industry productivity

This publication summarises the forecasts presented in the December 2017 editions of Australian crop report and Agricultural commodities report.

Published: 20 December 2017

Agricultural commodity statistics compendium now available

This document provides a set of comprehensive statistical tables on Australian and world prices, production, consumption, stocks and trade for 19 rural commodities.

Published: 19 December 2017

December Agricultural Commodities report now released

The Agricultural Commodities report’s December edition provides updated commodity forecasts and boxes on seasonal conditions, and the share of agricultural production exported.

Published: 12 December 2017

Last reviewed:
08 Mar 2018