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7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2013   
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31 May 2013
Embargo 11:30am (Canberra time)

Value of Australian agriculture rises

The value of Australian agricultural production increased by 1 per cent to $46.7 billion over the last year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Commodity production increases drove rises in the value of crops, up 2 per cent to $25.6 billion. Livestock slaughtering and other disposals remained steady at $13.8 billion and livestock products grew by 2 per cent to $7.3 billion, compared to 2010-11.

Key movements include:
  • Wheat down 4 per cent to 6.8 billion
  • Cotton up 23 per cent to 2.3 billion
  • Sugar cane up 19 per cent to 1.1 billion
  • Canola up 37 per cent to 1.8 billion
  • Sheep and lambs up 1 per cent to 2.9 billion
  • Cattle and calves down 0.5 per cent to 7.8 billion

VACP Crops graphVACP Livestock graph

More information can be found in Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7503.0).

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