The contribution of agriculture to the Queensland economy can be measured in a number of ways. The most direct measurement available is the gross value of agricultural production, which is the value placed on recorded production at wholesale prices realised in the market place. In 2000-01, the gross value of agricultural production for Queensland was $7.2 billion.
Other measures of the contribution of agriculture to the economy include:
- gross farm product (GFP), which is a measure of the value added in production by farm businesses. In 2001-02, the GFP for Queensland was calculated to be $5.4 billion, or 4.5% of gross state product;
- the value of exports of agricultural commodities from Queensland (i.e. export products sourced from the agriculture industry), which was $470 million in 2002-03.
GROSS FARM PRODUCT, Queensland
Source: Australian National Accounts, State Accounts (cat. no. 5220.0).
|Gross Farm Product (GFP)|
|Gross State Product (GSP)|
|GFP as % of GSP|