1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/07/2011   
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Graph Image for Value of Agricultural Production, WA

Graph Image for Gross Value of Agricultural Commodities, WA

  • In 2009-10 the gross value of total WA agricultural production was $5,752.8 million, a decrease of 19.8% (or $1,423.4 million) from 2008-09. At the same time, the local value of WA's agricultural production decreased by 20.4%.
  • In 2009-10 cereals contributed 40.8% to the total gross value of WA's agricultural production followed by livestock disposals with 21.2% and livestock products with 10.5%.

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Do you know how the value of your state or territory's agricultural output is determined?

The gross value of agricultural commodities produced (VACP) is the value placed on recorded agricultural production at the wholesale prices realised in the market place.

The local value is the value placed on commodities at the point of production (i.e. farm gate). It is calculated by deducting marketing costs from the gross value of commodities produced. Marketing costs may include freight, cost of containers, commission and other marketing charges.

Quantity data for most agricultural commodities are collected from ABS agricultural surveys or the Agricultural Census. Remaining commodity data are obtained from non-ABS sources, and are comparable across time.