7124.0 - Historical Selected Agriculture Commodities, by State (1861 to Present), 2010-11 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2013
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Total wool production increased slightly by 16 thousand tonnes (4%) in 2010-11 compared to 2009-10. 2009-10 was the lowest recorded wool production season since 1925, to 368 thousand tonnes in 2010-11 .
Wool production follows a similar pattern to sheep numbers, dropping severely in the last twenty years. Production reached a national high in 1990 at 1 million tonnes, then dropped rapidly to 353 thousand tonnes by 2010. A similar trend appears across all states with production falling significantly after 1990.