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7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2012-2013 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2014   
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HORTICULTURE

  • There were mixed fortunes across horticultural commodities nationally in 2012-13, with favourable conditions occurring in some states and territories, and adverse conditions in others.

  • Apple production remained steady nationally at 289,000 tonnes, with Victoria and New South Wales the highest producing states. Production of pears fell by 8% to 109,000 tonnes with imported product impacting the industry. Despite adverse weather conditions in Victoria and Queensland, favourable conditions in New South Wales drove an increase in orange production nationally, up 3% to 401,000 tonnes. Mandarin production rose by 7% to 91,100 tonnes, with a slight reduction in Queensland, due to flooding, offset by a strong season in Victoria.

STONE FRUIT AND ORCHARD FRUIT, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013


Production
Change in production since
Fruit bearing trees
Change in fruit bearing trees since
Yield
Change in yield since
2011-12
2011-12
2011-12
t
%
'000
%
kg/tree
%

STONE FRUIT

Mangoes
40 797
-9
1 348
11
30.3
-18
Nectarines
37 991
2
1 589
7
23.9
-4
Peaches
54 293
-14
1 908
26
28.5
-32

ORCHARD FRUIT

Apples
288 878
0
9 871
20
29.3
-17
Mandarins
91 101
7
1 975
34
46.1
-20
Oranges
400 554
3
6 870
1
58.3
2
Pears
109 206
-8
1 638
-2
66.7
-7




Graph Image for Fruit production 2001-2013



  • Grape production increased by 6% to 1.8 million tonnes. Banana production increased by 16% to 330,000 tonnes. Strawberries have continued their upward trend with a 5% increase in production to 32,400 tonnes.

OTHER FRUIT, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013


Production
Change in production since
Area (a)
Change in area since
Yield
Change in yield since
2011-12
2011-12
2011-12
'000 t
%
'000 ha
%
t/ha
%

Grapes
1 763
6
146
-1
12.0
8
Bananas
330
16
14
5
23.2
10
Pineapples
71
na
1
na
50.9
na
Strawberries
32
5
2
23
16.9
-14

(a) Area refers to total area of bearing age
NUTS, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013

Production
Change in production since
Bearing trees
Change in bearing trees since
Yield
Change in yield since
2011-12
2011-12
2011-12
t
%
'000
%
kg/tree
%

Almonds
56 800
83
6 362
62
8.9
13
Macadamias
31 200
3
5 257
16
5.9
-11


  • Production across vegetables crops also varied. Tomato production increased by 23% to 456,000 tonnes, whilst potato production declined by 1% to 1.3 million tonnes. A reduction in carrot production of 15% to 272,000 tonnes was driven by a fall in production in Western Australian and Victoria. Onion production also decreased nationally by 13% to 302,000 tonnes.
VEGETABLES, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013


Production
Change in production since
Area
Change in area since
Yield
Change in yield since
2011-12
2011-12
2011-12
t
%
ha
%
t/ha
%

Beans (a)
36 766
na
5 940
na
6.2
na
Capsicums (b)
33 494
-8
1 588
-18
21.1
11
Carrots
272 122
-15
4 664
-16
58.3
1
Lettuces
164 023
43
7 256
10
22.6
30
Melons (c)
249 597
36
7 720
14
32.3
20
Mushrooms
49 954
7
158
7
317.2
1
Onions (d)
301 672
-13
5 506
-18
54.8
6
Potatoes (e)
1 273 243
-1
33 034
-2
38.5
1
Tomatoes (e)
455 654
23
6290
-15
72.5
45

(a) Including french and runner
(b) Excluding chillies
(c) Including rock, bitter and water
(d) Incudes brown, red and white onions
(e) Includes processing and fresh market
na - not available

Graph Image for Vegetable production 2001-2013






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