7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/04/2019   
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Broadacre crops

Broadacre crop production fell in 2017-18, following record breaking levels in 2016-17, but remains at its second highest level since 2012.
Reduced production was reported for most broadacre crops. Cotton was an exception with a 23% increase in production on the previous season.

In 2017-18 there were:

    75 million tonnes of broadacre crops produced (down 22%)
    24 million hectares planted (down 8%)

Key broadacre crops:
    Wheat (21 million tonnes, down 34%)
    Barley (9 million tonnes, down 31%)
    Canola (4 million tonnes, down 10%)
    Sorghum (1 million tonnes, up 26%)
    Oats (1 million tonnes, down 46%)
    Cotton (950 thousand tonnes, up 23%)

Image: Graph showing the tonnes of crops produced in 2017-18 for wheat, barley, canola, sorghum, oats and cotton