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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Gross value of agricultural commodities produced

The contribution of agriculture to the Australian economy can be measured in a number of ways. The most direct measurement available is the gross value of agricultural production for the year ending 30 June. In 1999-2000, the gross value of agricultural production in current prices was $30.2b.

Table 16.13 shows the gross value of agricultural commodities produced for the years 1994-95 to 1999-2000. The values shown are the values of recorded production at the wholesale prices realised in the principal marketplace. Also shown are chain volume indexes of the value of production, which provide an indication of the change in value after the direct effects of price change are eliminated. Chain volume measures are discussed in the section Chain volume or 'real' GDP in National accounts.


16.13 AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Gross value and chain volume index(a)

1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99
1999-2000

GROSS VALUE OF COMMODITIES PRODUCED (CURRENT PRICES) ($m)

Crops
Barley for grain
622.2
1,276.4
1,308.0
1,032.0
835.5
864.8
Oats for grain
165.8
289.4
226.6
223.3
156.6
118.4
Wheat for grain
2,127.2
4,304.7
4,877.9
3,801.5
4,011.0
4,831.2
Other cereal grains
580.2
733.0
764.9
702.1
810.9
750.4
Sugar cane cut for crushing
1,207.7
1,168.7
1,186.4
1,247.7
1,044.1
881.9
Fruit and nuts
1,426.4
1,498.8
1,667.8
1,586.8
1,763.0
1,761.1
Grapes
511.0
714.4
721.4
998.2
1,200.1
1,118.2
Vegetables
1,491.6
1,616.1
1,662.3
1,812.3
1,864.4
1,861.9
All other crops(b)
2,999.6
3,729.0
3,580.5
3,904.3
4,540.7
4,735.1
Total
11,131.7
15,330.5
15,995.8
15,308.2
16,226.3
16,923.0
Livestock slaughterings and other disposals
Cattle and calves
4,213.5
3,575.9
3,597.0
4,138.2
4,476.6
5,050.9
Sheep and lambs
836.8
1,035.7
1,042.6
1,066.2
1,053.5
1,053.9
Pigs(c)
630.6
597.8
764.8
709.8
689.7
791.7
Poultry(c)
902.0
948.1
932.0
1,053.6
1,018.5
1,031.0
Total(d)
6,618.8
6,192.7
6,376.3
6,991.9
7,255.8
7,946.9
Livestock products
Wool
3,319.3
2,559.7
2,621.2
2,753.9
2,141.0
2,149.2
Milk(e)
2,419.1
2,848.3
2,808.9
2,817.0
2,899.6
2,845.2
Eggs(e)
230.6
256.9
274.9
347.5
337.1
321.4
Total(e)(f)
5,995.0
5,707.3
5,758.7
5,957.8
5,411.8
5,353.7
Total value(g)
23,754.8
27,242.0
28,130.8
28,258.0
28,893.9
30,223.6

CHAIN VOLUME INDEX OF GROSS VALUE OF COMMODITIES PRODUCED (Index number)

Crops
Barley for grain
57.9
115.7
133.1
127.8
119.0
100.0
Oats for grain
82.6
167.7
147.9
145.8
160.8
100.0
Wheat for grain
37.3
68.6
95.3
76.1
89.2
100.0
Other cereal grain
63.2
81.4
93.0
81.7
103.5
100.0
Legumes for grain
59.6
102.5
102.8
93.1
100.4
100.0
Oilseeds
15.8
25.8
33.0
36.4
75.7
100.0
Sugar cane cut for crushing
85.1
86.2
93.2
98.5
92.6
100.0
Cotton
51.1
59.0
92.6
100.0
96.7
100.0
Nursery production
88.8
96.7
81.8
72.2
94.2
100.0
Fruit and nuts
84.3
84.6
91.1
87.9
86.0
100.0
Grapes
65.5
92.6
80.1
79.1
97.4
100.0
Vegetables
80.3
89.0
88.6
91.6
96.3
100.0
All other crops(b)
68.8
102.0
76.7
86.3
97.5
100.0
Total
56.9
77.8
89.6
84.1
93.6
100.0
Livestock slaughterings and other disposals
Cattle and calves
85.3
86.4
92.9
96.8
99.5
100.0
Sheep and lambs
89.3
87.9
88.3
91.5
92.8
100.0
Pigs(c)
96.0
97.0
95.2
94.4
99.5
100.0
Poultry(c)
76.7
80.1
82.8
91.7
95.5
100.0
Total(d)
85.7
86.8
90.7
94.9
97.8
100.0
Livestock products
Wool
104.6
98.7
104.6
98.4
98.1
100.0
Milk(e)
75.7
80.4
83.2
87.0
93.8
100.0
Eggs(e)
97.2
95.6
97.3
98.8
103.9
100.0
Total(e)(f)
89.5
89.0
93.1
92.7
96.0
100.0
Total(g)
69.9
82.0
90.6
88.3
95.1
100.0

(a) Chain volume indexes are compiled by linking together (compounding) movements in volumes, calculated using the average prices of the previous financial year, and applying the compounded movements to the current price estimates of the reference year, which for these estimates is 1999-2000.
(b) Includes pastures and grasses. Excludes crops for green feed or silage.
(c) Excludes pigs and poultry in Tas. and NT, prior to 1997-98.
(d) Excludes pigs and poultry in NT, prior to 1997-98.
(e) Includes honey and beeswax.
(f) Excludes NT prior to 1997-98.
(g) Includes pigs and poultry slaughterings in Tas. and NT, and livestock products in NT.

Source: Agriculture, Australia (7113.0); ABS data available upon request, Australian National Accounts.


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