7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES


STONE AND ORCHARD FRUIT AND NUTS, Australia, year ended 30 June 2014


Production
Change in production since
Fruit bearing trees
Change in fruit bearing trees since
Yield
Change in yield since
2012-13
2012-13
2012-13
t
%
'000
%
kg/tree
%

Avocados
43 969
-17
1 196
5
36.8
-21
Cherries
12 694
-28
1 899
0
6.7
-28
Mangoes
41 911
3
1 194
-11
35.1
16
Nectarines
27 980
-26
1 584
0
17.7
-26
Olives
65 851
-30
4 839
5
13.6
-33
Peaches
42 369
-22
1 871
-2
22.6
-20
Apples
266 771
-8
9 581
-3
27.8
-5
Mandarins
100 176
10
1 752
-11
57.2
24
Oranges
350 000
-13
6 578
-4
53.2
-9
Pears
98 035
-10
1 529
-7
64.1
-4
Almonds
55 978
-1
6 188
-3
9.1
1
Macadamias
31 841
2
5 701
8
5.6
-6




OTHER FRUIT, Australia, year ended 30 June 2014


Production
Change in production since
Fruit bearing area
Change in fruit bearing area since
Yield
Change in yield since
2012-13
2012-13
2012-13
t
%
ha
%
t/ha
%

Bananas
254 474
-23
12 085
-15
21.1
-9
Pineapples
89 099
26
1 673
20
53.3
5
Strawberries
38 394
18
2 123
11
18.1
7
Grapes
1 557 362
-12
137 859
-6
11.3
-6




VEGETABLES, Australia, year ended 30 June 2014


Production
Change in production since
Area
Change in area since
Yield
Change in yield since
2012-13
2012-13
2012-13
t
%
ha
%
t/ha
%

Beans (a)
29 543
-20
5 997
1
4.9
-20
Capsicums (b)
51 969
55
2 080
31
25.0
18
Carrots
242 664
-11
4 519
-3
53.7
-8
Melons (c)
227 097
-9
6 346
-18
35.8
11
Mushrooms
60 023
20
216
37
277.9
-12
Onions (d)
256 044
-15
4 893
-11
52.3
-5
Potatoes
1 171 259
-8
29 505
-11
39.7
3
Tomatoes (e)
326 189
-28
5 139
-18
63.5
-12

(a) Including french and runner
(b) Excluding chillies
(c) Including rock, bitter and water
(d) Incudes brown, red and white onions
(e) Includes processing and fresh market

Graph Image for Fruit production 2001-2014
Graph Image for Vegetable Production 2001-2014

Footnote(s): (a) Includes processing, fresh market outdoor and fresh market undercover;;

Source(s): Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)


KEY POINTS
  • Adverse seasonal conditions in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland resulted in poor growing conditions and production decreases for most horticulture crops.
  • National potato production decreased, with two of the nation's three largest producing states, South Australia and Tasmania, experiencing decreases in production of 4% and 28% respectively. South Australia experienced extended periods of heat and Tasmania experienced pricing impacts which contributed to the reduced production.
  • Adverse seasonal conditions in Queensland, including the impact of Cyclone Ita, drove a decrease in national banana production. Queensland, the major banana producing state, recorded a decrease of 22% to 242,000 tonnes.
  • National apple production decreased, largely driven by a decrease in Victoria of 6% to 116.6 million kilograms. Victoria experienced unfavourable weather conditions and birds and other pests damaging apple crops.
  • Total capsicum production and area planted increased 55% and 31% respectively, driven by a rise in capsicums being grown undercover.