7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES PRODUCED, Australia, year ended 30 June 2015


Value
Change in value since 2013-14
$m
%

CROPS
Wheat
7 124.1
-10.9
Oats
299.7
12.0
Barley
2 416.7
-1.5
Sorghum
665.8
73.2
Rice
272.7
-2.1
Cotton lint (irrigated and non-irrigated)
958.4
-52.2
Canola
1 782.4
-16.3
Sugar cane cut for crushing
1 304.6
6.4
Nurseries, cut flowers and cultivated turf
1 251.6
0.4
Fruit and nuts (excl. grapes)
3 512.1
10.2
Grapes (total)
1 108.1
10.5
Vegetables
3 350.3
-4.6
Total crops
26 758.2
-5.0

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
Cattle and calves
11 530.5
35.0
Sheep and lambs
3 296.4
24.8
Pigs
1 149.0
6.3
Poultry
2 609.6
11.3
Other livestock
154.3
36.3
Total livestock slaughterings and other disposals
18 739.7
27.3

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
Wool
2 675.9
5.8
Milk
4 722.1
-0.2
Eggs
728.8
2.7
Total livestock products
8 126.8
2.0

Total agriculture
53 624.8
5.4

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Footnote(s): (a) Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2014-15

Graph Image for Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Livestock slaughterings and other disposals and livestock products

Footnote(s): (a) Due to confidentiality restrictions some data may not be published. See Explanatory Notes for more information.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2014-15



KEY POINTS
  • The gross value of Australian agriculture increased by $2.8 billion to $53.6 billion in 2014-15, despite large areas of the country reporting very dry conditions for much of the year.
  • The gross value of livestock slaughtering and other disposals increased by $4.0 billion to $18.7 billion while the gross value of crop production decreased by $1.4 billion to $26.8 billion.
  • Higher farm gate prices, due to strong international demand, were the main drivers for the increase in the gross value of livestock slaughtering and other disposals.
  • The value of cattle and calf slaughterings and other disposals increased by $3.0 billion to $11.5 billion and the value of sheep and lamb slaughterings and other disposals increased by $655 million to $3.3 billion.
  • Reductions in cotton and wheat production, due to unfavourable growing conditions and a lack of water for irrigation, were the main drivers for the decrease in the gross value of crops - although timely rains later in the year and strong export demand, which supported higher prices, resulted in increased value in the production of sorghum.
  • The value of cotton decreased by $1.0 billion to $958 million and the value of wheat decreased by $874 million to $7.1 billion while the value of sorghum increased by $282 million to $666 million.