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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Pome fruit - Apples dominate Tasmanian fruit production. Some 56,105 tonnes were produced in the state during 2000-01, with 75.3% (42,269 tonnes) being grown in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region.

Stone fruit - The Tasmanian production of stone fruit increased substantially between 1996-97 and 2000-01. The largest increase occurred in the production of cherries, with the state's output increasing by 253.0% to 653 tonnes in 2000-01. The state's largest increases in stone-fruit production were in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, where cherry production increased by 377.4%, peaches by 272.7%, nectarines by 113.3% and apricots by 45.1%.

Berry fruit - Black currants are the main berry fruit produced in Tasmania. In 2000-01, some 97.3% of the crop was produced in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region. Some 72.6% of Tasmanian blueberry production in 2000-01 was in the Northern Region, where production increased between 1996-97 and 2000-01 by 103.8% (from 26 tonnes to 53 tonnes). Some 93.8% of Tasmanian strawberry production was in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, where production increased by 145.2% (from 93 tonnes to 228 tonnes).


FRUIT PRODUCTION (SELECTED), Tasmanian regions(a)

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001

tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Pome fruit
Apples
42,829
42,269
4,695
4,043
8,125
9,793
55,649
56,105
Nashi
4
2
13
28
4
2
21
32
Pears
427
249
197
105
118
144
742
499

Stone fruit
Apricots
204
296
1
-
-
-
205
296
Cherries
115
549
12
22
57
81
185
653
Nectarines
30
64
8
*3
3
-
41
67
Peaches
11
41
6
*35
-
-
17
76

Berry fruit
Black currants
662
362
88
9
178
-
928
372
Blueberries
15
18
26
53
2
1
42
73
Raspberries
47
55
35
*21
23
*22
104
98
Strawberries
93
228
11
12
26
*3
129
243

- nil or rounded to zero
* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) 1997 data relate to the year ended 31 March; 2001 data relate to the year ended 30 June.

Source: ABS data available on request, Agricultural Census.


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