Value Of Agriculture Production Down 5%: Abs

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9 February, 2010

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Value of agriculture production down 5%: ABS

Reduced prices for major crops and livestock products led to a 5% fall in the overall value of agricultural

production, according to preliminary figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.

Preliminary figures place the value of agriculture production for 2008-09 at $41.1 billion.

Increased production of many broadacre crops was more than offset by significant reductions in major crop

prices, resulting in overall crop values falling 7% to $22.1 billion.

Significant falls in the value of wool and milk saw the total value of livestock products down to $6.2 billion, a

drop of 16%.

The value of livestock slaughtered rose 5% to $12.8 billion with increases in the value of cattle and calves,

sheep and lambs, and poultry.

Key crop movements:

grain sorghum, down 44% to $550.1 million

hay, down 41% to $1.7 billion

grapes, down 33% to $1.1 billion

barley for grain, down 21% to $1.8 billion

wheat for grain, up 11% to $5.9 billion

Key livestock and livestock product movements:

sheep and lambs, up 15% to $2.5 billion

poultry, up 14% to $1.9 billion

cattle and calves, up 1% to $7.5 billion

wool, down 22% to $1.8 billion

milk, down 13% to $4.0 billion

Further details are in Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 7501.0)


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