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7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2012   
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  • A $3.6 billion increase in the value of broadacre crops in 2010-11 was driven by higher prices for most commodities and increased production for some.
  • In 2010-11 there was a $2.3 billion (or 48%) increase in the value of wheat for grain, driven by an increase in prices and volume.
  • Barley values increased 27% to $1.7 billion and canola values increased by 53% to $1.3 billion.
  • Most vegetable values were up in 2010-11, driving an overall increase in value of around 10% to $3.3 billion. A notable exception were carrot values which recorded a decrease of $44.9 million to $130.7 million in 2010-11, due primarily to a 25% drop in production in the last year.
  • Sugar cane for crushing recorded a gross value decrease of $432.0 million (31%) driven by adverse weather and flooding.
  • Hay reported a gross value decline of $554.4 million (34%) due to a reduction in demand.
  • Falls in average prices for grapes in 2010-11 contributed to their reduced gross value, decreasing by 9% to $1.0 billion.
  • NSW crops gross value increased by 69% from 2009-10, recording a total of $7.1 billion.
  • Tasmanian total crop value decreased by $82.4 million (15%) from 2009-10.

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