4610.0.55.008 - Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES

GROSS VALUE OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, Australia, year ended 30 June 2017


Value
$m

Rice for grain
252.4
Cereals for grain and seed (a)
308.8
Cotton (b)
1 517.9
Sugar cane - Cut for crushing
834.6
Nurseries, cut flowers and cultivated turf
1 326.4
Other broadacre crops
161.3
Hay
209.7
Vegetables (c)
3 295.6
Fruit and nuts (excluding grapes)
3 525.4
Grapes
1 340.6
Dairy production (d)
1 623.5
Production from meat cattle
684.7
Production from sheep and other livestock (e)
431.1
Total
15 512.1

(a) Excludes rice
(b) Cotton lint (irrigated)
(c) Vegetables for human consumption only
(d) Value is calculated based on milk production from dairy cows in milk and dry
(e) Includes production of wool and eggs, and slaughtering and other disposals of sheep, lambs, pigs, poultry and other livestock n.e.c.

    KEY POINTS
    • Total GVIAP increased by 3% to $15.5 billion as a result of increased water availability in 2016-17 which saw area irrigated increase by 4% and volume of water applied increase by 9%.
    • The three commodities with the highest GVIAP were:

    - fruit and nuts (excluding grapes) at $3.5 billion

    - vegetables at $3.3 billion; and

    - dairy products at $1.6 billion.

    • Combined, these three commodity groups accounted for 54% of total GVIAP for the 2015-16 year.
    • The main irrigating states (by value) are Victoria ($4.2 billion), Queensland ($4.0 billion) and New South Wales ($3.7 billion). These areas contribute largely to the Murray Darling Basin (MDB) region ($7.2 billion).


    Graph Image for Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2016-17(a)

    Footnote(s): (a) Data reported as zero value may not be available for publication. See data cubes for further information. (b) Excludes rice (c) Cotton lint only (d) Vegetables for human consumption only (e) Value is calculated based on milk production from dairy cows in milk and dry (f) Includes production of wool and eggs, and slaughtering and other disposals of sheep, lambs, pigs, poultry and other livestock n.e.c.;;;;;;;;

    Source(s): Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production