7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Australia, year ended 30 June 2016


Value
Change in value since 2014-15
$m
%

CROPS
Wheat
6 170.1
-12.1
Oats
397.9
39.4
Barley
2 276.6
-3.8
Sorghum
491.6
-23.4
Rice
114.8
-55.9
Cotton lint (irrigated and non-irrigated)
1 340.0
41.7
Canola
1 475.7
-16.7
Sugar cane cut for crushing
1 283.2
0.5
Nurseries, cut flowers and cultivated turf
1 296.3
7.0
Fruit and nuts (excl. grapes)
4 224.6
25.3
Grapes (total)
1 333.9
27.2
Vegetables
3 585.4
9.3
Total crops
27 341.6
5.0

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
Cattle and calves
13 086.8
13.5
Sheep and lambs
3 239.4
-1.7
Pigs
1 353.1
17.8
Poultry
2 748.4
5.3
Other livestock
194.8
26.3
Total livestock slaughterings and other disposals
20 622.5
10.0

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
Wool
2 964.9
10.8
Milk
4 282.2
-9.3
Eggs
782.8
7.9
Total livestock products
8 029.9
-1.2

Total agriculture
55 994.0
5.8

Graph Image for Crops

Footnote(s): Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16

Graph Image for Livestock slaughterings and other disposals and livestock products

Footnote(s): Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16



KEY POINTS
  • The gross value of Australian agriculture increased by $3.1 billion to $56 billion in 2015-16, with all states except Northern Territory showing an increase. Queensland was the highest contributing state with an increase of 12%, driven by an increase in livestock disposals (up 14%) and total value of crops (up 11%).
  • Nationally, the gross value of livestock slaughterings and other disposals increased by $1.9 billion to $20.6 billion in 2015-16. The gross value of crop production also increased (up 5%) from $26.0 billion in 2014-15 to $27.3 billion in 2015-16.
  • The gross value of cattle and calves in Australia has increased by 13% to $13.1 million in 2015-16, largely driven by higher slaughter returns. Queensland is the largest contributor being 45% of the national total, followed by New South Wales contributing 20%.
  • These increases are offset by a 3% decrease to $15.4 billion for total broadacre crops, reflecting poor cropping conditions prevailing during 2015-16 in southern Australia in particular.