7113.0 - Agriculture, Australia, 1997-98
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Agriculture Australia shows the state of rural industry today
Agriculture Australia, a publication which presents a comprehensive picture of Australian agriculture on the threshold of a new century, was released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The publication contains detailed statistics on crops, livestock and livestock products, and certain farm characteristics. Also included are statistics on the financial performance of agricultural businesses, the value of agricultural commodities produced (VACP) and summary data on rural exports. In addition the publication contains two special articles, one on the emerging issue of information technology and its uptake by Australian farmers, and the second on the development of the Australian beef cattle industry.
Some of the key findings include:
Details are in Agriculture Australia 1997-98 (cat. no. 7113.0) available from ABS bookshops in all capital cities. A brief overview of the publication can be found on this site. The ABS encourages media organisations with online news services to link to the overview. Please phone us if you need assistance to do this.
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