7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2010  
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Crops CROPS

MAJOR CROPS
2001
2006
2009

Crops for grain
Barley
Production
('000 t)
6 743
9 482
7 997
Area
('000 ha)
3 454
4 406
5 015
Grain Sorghum
Production
('000 t)
1 935
1 932
2 692
Area
('000 ha)
758
767
767
Lupins
Production
('000 t)
1 055
1 285
708
Area
('000 ha)
1 180
809
577
Oats
Production
('000 t)
1 050
1 688
1 160
Area
('000 ha)
650
930
870
Rice
Production
('000 t)
1 643
1 003
^61
Area
('000 ha)
177
102
^7
Wheat
Production
('000 t)
22 108
25 150
21 420
Area
('000 ha)
12 141
12 443
13 530
Other crops
Canola
Production
('000 t)
1 775
1 419
1 844
Area
('000 ha)
1 459
972
1 693
Cotton lint
Production
('000 t)
666
560
309
Area
('000 ha)
536
327
159
Sugar Cane for crushing
Production
('000 t)
28 117
37 128
31 457
Area
('000 ha)
403
398
391
Fruit
Apples
Production
('000 t)
325
276
295
Trees(a)
('000)
6 445
8 833
7 642
Bananas
Production
('000 t)
358
187
270
Bearing Area
('000 ha)
11
11
12
Mangoes
Production
('000 t)
37
36
41
Trees(a)
('000)
1 017
1 437
1 342
Oranges
Production
('000 t)
550
507
348
Trees(a)
('000)
6 669
6 553
6 759
Pears (inc.Nashi)
Production
('000 t)
173
142
120
Trees(a)
('000)
1 785
1 776
1 643
Vegetables
Carrots
Production
('000 t)
321
265
264
Area
('000 ha)
8
6
5
Onions
Production
('000 t)
222
222
284
Area
('000 ha)
5
5
5
Potatoes
Production
('000 t)
1 302
1 250
1 179
Area
('000 ha)
40
35
33
Tomatoes
Production
('000 t)
556
450
440
Area
('000 ha)
10
8
7

ha hectares
inc. including
t tonnes
^ relative standard error (RSE) between 10% and 25%
(a) Trees of bearing age.

Source:
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)