7111.0.55.002 - Agricultural Survey: Apples and Pears, Australia, Preliminary, 2001-02
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Apple production steady, while pear production falls in 2001-02
Preliminary Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates of Australia's apples and pears production in 2001-02 indicate the production of 325,000 tonnes of apples and 148,000 tonnes of pears.
Apple production increased marginally over the previous year, while pear production decreased by 14%.
Unfavourable seasonal conditions were experienced in 2001-02 across the major southern apple and pear growing regions in Australia, although conditions were generally more favourable in New South Wales and northern Victoria.
Other key findings were:
These preliminary estimates are in Agricultural Survey: Apples and Pears, Australia, Preliminary 2001-02 (cat. no. 7111.0.55.002) - an electronic release available on this web site.
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