4610.0.55.008 - Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production

In 2017-18, total Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (GVIAP) increased to $17.7 billion (up 14%).

The four commodities with the highest GVIAP were:

  • Fruit and nuts (excluding grapes) at $4.2 billion (up 20%)
  • Vegetables at $3.4 billion (up 3%)
  • Cotton at $2.3 billion (up 52%); and
  • Dairy products at $2.2 billion (up 37%).


Combined, these four commodities accounted for 69% of total GVIAP for the 2017-18 year.

Image: Graph showing the Gross value of irrigated agricultural production of fruit and nuts, vegetables, cotton and dairy products over the past three years.

The states with the highest values of GVIAP:
  • Victoria ($4.9 billion)
  • Queensland ($4.5 billion) and
  • New South Wales ($4.4 billion).

GVIAP for the Murray Darling Basin region increased 20% to $8.6 billion.