7501.0 - Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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PRELIMINARY KEY FIGURES

VALUE OF PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Australia, Preliminary, year ended 30 June 2014



Value
Change in value since 2012-13
$m
%

CROPS
Barley
2 445.0
19
Grain sorghum
381.6
-32
Oats
264.6
0
Wheat
7 679.1
7
Canola
1 950.2
-14

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
Cattle and calves
8 544.1
11
Sheep and lambs
2 641.0
19
Pigs
1 081.1
16
Poultry
2 344.0
6

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
Wool
2 530.4
2
Milk
4 729.4
28
Eggs
689.6
6
Total principal agriculture
35 280.1
10



PRELIMINARY KEY POINTS
  • The gross value of wheat increased 7% to $7.7 billion. This increase is reflective of strong domestic demand and increased production, driven from Western Australia.
  • The large drop in sorghum production resulted in a gross value of $382 million, down 32%, despite strong domestic demand as a result of dry conditions in eastern Australia.
  • Following record production and gross value in 2012-13, the gross value of canola fell 14% to $2.0 billion as a result of reduced domestic production.
  • The gross value of sheep and lambs increased by 19% to $2.6 billion. This increase reflected large numbers of stock being turned-off due to widespread dry conditions, as well as a fall in lamb supply due to the depletion of breeding ewe numbers.

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Footnote(s): (a) Data for 2014 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.

Source(s): Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary 2013-14

Graph Image for Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Livestock slaughterings and other disposals and livestock products(a)

Footnote(s): (a) Data for 2014 are preliminary and may be subject to revision. (b) Due to confidentiality restrictions data for South Australia (SA) (2007-2011, 2014), Western Australia (WA) (2007-2014) and Tasmania (Tas.) (2007-2014) are not available.

Source(s): Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary 2013-14