7501.0 - Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary, 2001-02
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First estimates on value of agricultural commodities show record year in 2001-02
The estimated gross value of Australian agricultural production was a record $39.0 billion for the year ended 30 June 2002, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. This was an increase of 14% on the previous year value of $34.2 billion.
These are the first estimates relating to the value of Australian agricultural production for 2001-02 released by the ABS.
Crop production was valued at $20.8 billion, livestock slaughterings (and other disposals) at $11.4 billion and livestock products at $6.8 billion.
Strong growth was reported in the gross values of virtually all major commodities for 2001-02:
Further details are in Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia 2001-02 (cat. no. 7501.0).
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