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Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (COFOG-A 042)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.66.

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting (COFOG-A 042) consists of government expenditure on agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. This category is further classified into:

  • agriculture (COFOG-A 0421);
  • forestry (COFOG-A 0422); and
  • fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0423).

Agriculture (COFOG-A 0421)

A1C.67.

Agriculture (COFOG-A 0421) consists of:

  • the administration of agricultural affairs and services; conservation, reclamation or expansion of arable land; agrarian reform and land settlement; supervision and regulation of the agricultural industry;
  • the construction or operation of flood control, irrigation and drainage systems including grants, loans or subsidies for such works;
  • the operation or support of programs or schemes to stabilise or improve farm prices and farm incomes; operation or support of extension services or veterinary services to farmers, pest control services, crop inspection services and crop grading services;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on agricultural affairs and services; and
  • compensation, grants, loans or subsidies to farmers in connection with agricultural activities, including payments for restricting or encouraging output of a particular crop or for allowing land to remain uncultivated.

Includes: Grants, subsidies and other assistance for agricultural land clearing and control of soil erosion; programs for rural debt reconstruction, farm rehabilitation and retraining displaced farmers; subsides to induce farmers to purchase and utilise fertilisers and improved seeds; dissemination of knowledge with the principal aim of increasing productivity, improving quality of products, conserving land and reducing labour or other costs.

Excludes: Multipurpose development projects (classified to multipurpose development projects (COFOG-A 0464)); subsidies for agricultural and grazing practices aimed at reducing harm to soils and water bodies (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)); control of stray cattle and associated veterinary costs (classified to control of domestic animals and livestock (COFOG-A 0391)); water supply, distribution, regulation and administration services (classified to water supply (COFOG-A 0631)).

Forestry (COFOG-A 0422)

A1C.68.

Forestry (COFOG-A 0422) consists of:

  • the administration of forestry affairs and services; conservation, extension and rationalised exploitation of forest reserves; supervision and regulation of forest operations and issuance of tree-felling licenses;
  • the operation or support of reforestation work, pest and disease control, forest fire-fighting and fire prevention services and extension services to forest operators;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on forestry affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support commercial forest activities.

Includes: Forest crops in addition to timber; commercial forest operations.

Excludes: Protection of biodiversity such as schemes to protect flora (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)).

Fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0423)

A1C.69.

Fishing and hunting (COFOG-A 0423) includes both commercial fishing and hunting, and fishing and hunting for sport. The fishing and hunting affairs and services listed below refer to activities that take place outside natural parks and reserves. This category consists of:

  • the administration of fishing and hunting affairs and services; protection, propagation and rationalised exploitation of fish and wildlife stocks; supervision and regulation of freshwater fishing, coastal fishing, ocean fishing, fish farming, wildlife hunting and issuance of fishing and hunting licences;
  • the operation or support of fish hatcheries, extension services, stocking or culling activities, etc.;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on fishing and hunting affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support commercial fishing and hunting activities, including the construction or operation of fish hatcheries.

Includes: Game preserves.

Excludes:  Control of offshore and ocean fishing (classified to police services (COFOG-A 0311)); administration, operation or support of natural parks and reserves (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)).