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Contents >> Agriculture >> Gross value of agricultural commodities produced

The contribution of agriculture to the Australian economy can be measured in a number of ways. The most direct measurement available is the gross value of agricultural production for the year ending 30 June. In 2002-03 the estimate of gross value of agricultural production in current prices was $32.6b.

Table 14.6 shows the gross value of agricultural commodities produced for the years 1997-98 to 2002-03. The values shown are the values of recorded production at the wholesale prices realised in the principal marketplace. Also shown are chain volume indexes of the value of production, which provide an indication of the change in value after the direct effects of price changes are eliminated. Chain volume measures are discussed in the section Chain volume or 'real' GDP, Chapter 29 National accounts.


14.6 AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Gross value and chain volume index(a)

1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03

GROSS VALUE OF COMMODITIES PRODUCED (Current prices) ($m)

Crops
Barley for grain
1,032.0
835.5
864.8
1,343.5
1,724.8
984.2
Oats for grain
223.3
156.6
118.4
138.4
251.3
209.7
Wheat for grain
3,801.5
4,011.0
4,831.2
5,130.4
6,356.3
2,691.9
Other cereal grains
702.1
810.9
750.4
881.2
989.0
723.6
Sugar cane cut for crushing
1,247.7
1,044.1
881.9
656.7
989.1
1,018.9
Fruit and nuts
1,586.8
1,763.0
1,761.1
2,041.5
2,129.7
2,216.1
Grapes
998.2
1,200.1
1,118.2
1,517.5
1,577.7
1,370.8
Vegetables
1,812.3
1,864.4
1,861.9
2,182.6
2,268.5
2,125.6
All other crops(b)
3,904.3
4,540.7
4,735.1
4,642.4
5,116.3
4,134.1
Total
15,308.2
16,226.3
16,923.0
18,534.2
21,402.7
15,474.9
Livestock slaughterings and other disposals
Cattle and calves
4,138.2
4,476.6
5,048.7
6,430.6
7,142.4
6,411.1
Sheep and lambs
1,062.2
1,053.5
1,053.5
1,401.8
2,117.6
2,036.9
Pigs
709.8
689.7
791.7
822.3
967.7
911.3
Poultry
1,053.6
1,018.5
1,030.8
1,060.2
1,174.9
1,280.5
Total(c)
6,991.9
7,255.8
7,944.2
9,737.8
11,434.5
10,676.0
Livestock products
Wool
2,753.9
2,141.0
2,149.2
2,541.2
2,713.2
3,317.8
Milk
2,817.0
2,899.6
2,845.2
3,053.3
3,717.1
(d)2,795.2
Eggs
347.5
337.1
321.4
332.7
320.4
(d)294.0
Total(e)
5,957.8
5,411.8
5,353.7
5,964.7
6,750.7
6,412.1
Total value(e)
28,258.0
28,893.9
30,220.9
34,236.7
39,587.9
32,563.0

CHAIN VOLUME INDEX OF GROSS VALUE OF COMMODITIES PRODUCED (Index number)

Crops
Barley for grain
166.4
154.9
130.2
174.5
214.2
100.0
Oats for grain
170.3
187.9
116.8
109.7
149.8
100.0
Wheat for grain
181.9
213.4
246.1
219.8
241.6
100.0
Other cereal grain
132.9
168.5
164.5
187.0
150.4
100.0
Legumes for grain
190.4
205.3
204.6
111.9
118.1
100.0
Oilseeds
108.4
225.5
297.9
217.3
213.5
100.0
Sugar cane cut for crushing
112.0
105.2
113.5
85.3
86.4
100.0
Cotton
184.5
178.3
184.5
182.8
185.5
100.0
Nursery production
67.6
88.2
108.4
111.2
112.7
100.0
Fruit and nuts
83.2
81.4
92.9
103.5
99.4
100.0
Grapes
66.3
81.6
83.8
103.6
114.0
100.0
Vegetables
88.8
93.4
105.1
112.4
109.9
100.0
All other crops(b)
108.0
122.9
106.0
116.1
115.8
100.0
Total
117.2
130.5
141.4
139.7
145.6
100.0
Livestock slaughterings and other disposals
Cattle and calves
93.6
96.2
96.7
100.8
96.6
100.0
Sheep and lambs
94.9
96.3
103.8
113.6
107.8
100.0
Pigs
81.6
86.1
86.5
86.8
94.1
100.0
Poultry
86.6
90.2
94.5
89.8
96.8
100.0
Total(c)
92.0
94.9
97.0
100.2
98.3
100.0
Livestock products
Wool
127.5
127.0
129.5
118.3
107.5
100.0
Milk
91.4
98.5
105.0
102.1
109.2
(d)100.0
Eggs
94.2
99.1
95.3
103.7
98.0
(d)100.0
Total(e)
105.2
109.0
113.5
108.5
107.8
100.0
Total(e)
105.2
113.4
120.1
119.5
121.4
100.0

(a) Chain volume indexes reflect the change in volume of production between two periods, enabling a comparison of the value of production between the periods without it being affected by any change in price between the periods. To obtain a measure of the value of production at 2002-03 prices for a commodity in this table for an earlier period, multiply the reference year (2002-03) value of the commodity by the chain volume index value of that commodity for the earlier period, and divide by 100.
(b) Includes pastures and grasses. Excludes crops for green feed and silage.
(c) Includes other livestock.
(d) Excludes NT.
(e) Includes milk and eggs for NT for 2002-03, and honey and beeswax prior to 2001-02.

Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (7121.0); Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia (7503.0).


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