7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Australia, year ended 30 June 2017


Value
Change in value since 2015-16
$m
%

CROPS
Wheat
7 366
19.4
Oats
547
37.5
Barley
2 658
16.7
Sorghum
237
-51.8
Rice
252
120.0
Cotton lint (irrigated and non-irrigated)
1 681
25.5
Canola
2 412
63.5
Sugar cane cut for crushing
1 624
26.6
Nurseries, cut flowers and cultivated turf
1 572
21.3
Fruit and nuts (excl. grapes)
4 234
0.2
Grapes (total)
1 475
10.6
Vegetables
3 904
8.9
Total crops
32 845
20.1

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
Cattle and calves
12 139
-7.2
Sheep and lambs
3 565
10.0
Pigs
1 342
-0.8
Poultry
2 729
-0.7
Other livestock
250
28.4
Total livestock slaughterings and other disposals
20 025
-2.9

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
Wool
3 458
16.6
Milk
3 695
-13.7
Eggs
820
4.7
Total livestock products
7 972
-0.7

Total agriculture
60 842
8.7

Graph Image for Crops

Footnote(s): Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16

Graph Image for Livestock slaughterings and other disposals and livestock products

Footnote(s): Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2016-17



KEY POINTS
  • The gross value of Australian agriculture increased by $4.8 billion to $60.8 billion in 2016-17, with all states except Tasmania and the Northern Territory showing an increase.
  • Australian crop value increased 20% in 2016-17, driven by a 29% increase in the value of broadacre crops with most commodities driving this increase. Wheat was the single largest key driver, increasing 19% to $7.4 billion as area planted and yields both increasing in 2016-17.
  • Total livestock slaughter and other disposals have seen a 3% decrease in value (down to $20.0 billion) in 2016-17. This drop was predominantly driven by a 7% decline in cattle and calf gross value, as producers have been reducing the numbers sent to slaughter to allow their herds to restock. A 10% increase in sheep and lamb gross value partially offset this decline; however the dominance of the cattle and calf gross value ensured an overall decline.
  • The total value of livestock products has remained relatively steady in 2016-17 at $8.0 billion, a 1% decrease since 2015-16. The gross value of milk decreased by 14% down to $3.7 billion in 2016-17 while the gross value of wool increased 17% to $3.5 billion.
  • For more information see the media release.