GROSS VALUE OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION (GVIAP)
In 2011-12, Australian GVIAP recorded an increase of $2.0 billion (or 17%) on 2009-10 to $13.5 billion. With the exception of Tasmania (down 7%), all states and territories recorded increases in their GVIAP from 2009-10. New South Wales recorded the highest increase of $971 million (up 44% to $3.2 billion), followed by Victoria with an increase of $582 million (up 18% to $3.9 billion) and Queensland with an increase of $340 million (up 11% to $3.6 billion).
In 2011-12, the Australian GVAP stood at $46.7 billion, an increase of $7.0 billion or 18% on 2009-10. All states and territories recorded increases in their GVAP from 2009-10. New South Wales recorded the highest increase of $2.4 billion (or 29% to $10.8 billion), followed by Western Australia, up $1.8 billion (or 31% to $7.5 billion) and Victoria, up $1.0 billion (or 9% to $11.3 billion) in 2011-12.
In 2011-12, Australian GVIAP was 29% of GVAP, the same proportion as in 2009-10. Of all states and territories, Tasmania’s GVIAP was the highest proportion of GVAP, at 54% (down from 62% in 2009-10). Conversely, Western Australia had the lowest GVIAP to GVAP ratio, at 10%, which was down from 13% in 2009-10.
In 2011-12, the total volume of water applied for irrigation in Australia was 8.2 million ML. New South Wales was the largest user of water for irrigation at 3.5 million ML (43% of all water used for irrigation in Australia). The volume of water used in 2011-12 in NSW was 76% higher than that used in that state in 2009-10. Queensland was the second largest user of water for irrigation in 2011-12, with 1.9 million ML (up 3% from 2009-10), followed by Victoria with 1.6 million ML (up 9% from 2009-10).
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