1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2012  Final
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Graph Image for Gross Value of Agricultural Commodities, SA

  • In 2009-10 the gross value of total SA agricultural production was $4,578.9 million, an increase of 3.9% (or $171.4 million) from 2008-09. At the same, time the local value of SA's agricultural production increased by 3.0%.
  • In 2009-10 cereals contributed 25.8% to the total gross value of SA's agricultural production, followed by livestock disposals with 25.6% and fruit with 14.7% respectively.

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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.