VALUE OF PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Australia, Preliminary, year ended 30 June 2014
Change in value since 2012-13
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
Cattle and calves
Sheep and lambs
Total principal agriculture
PRELIMINARY KEY POINTS
The gross value of wheat increased 7% to $7.7 billion. This increase is reflective of strong domestic demand and increased production, driven from Western Australia.
The large drop in sorghum production resulted in a gross value of $382 million, down 32%, despite strong domestic demand as a result of dry conditions in eastern Australia.
Following record production and gross value in 2012-13, the gross value of canola fell 14% to $2.0 billion as a result of reduced domestic production.
The gross value of sheep and lambs increased by 19% to $2.6 billion. This increase reflected large numbers of stock being turned-off due to widespread dry conditions, as well as a fall in lamb supply due to the depletion of breeding ewe numbers.
Footnote(s): (a) Data for 2014 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.
Footnote(s): (a) Data for 2014 are preliminary and may be subject to revision. (b) Due to confidentiality restrictions data for South Australia (SA) (2007-2011, 2014), Western Australia (WA) (2007-2014) and Tasmania (Tas.) (2007-2014) are not available.
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