In 2011-12, the total gross value of agricultural production (GVAP) for Australia rose slightly over the previous year to $46.7 billion. The three commodities with the highest GVAP in Australia were cereals for grain and seed valued at $9.4 billion, production from sheep and other livestock valued at $9.3 billion, and production from meat cattle valued at $7.8 billion.
In the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) region, the total GVAP fell by 3% to $18.6 billion. The GVAP for the MDB accounted for 40% of the total for Australia. In 2011-12, the commodities with the highest GVAP in the MDB were cereals for grain and seed valued at $4.1 billion, production from sheep and other livestock valued at $3.9 billion, and cotton valued at $2.2 billion.
In the states and territories, production from sheep and other livestock recorded the highest GVAP in Victoria ($2.7 billion), New South Wales ($2.5 billion) and South Australia ($1.6 billion). Cereals for grain and seed was the commodity group with the highest GVAP in Western Australia, valued at $3.7 billion. In Queensland, production from meat cattle recorded the highest GVAP at $3.5 billion, while in Tasmania, dairy production had the highest GVAP at $315 million.
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