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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY
This publication contains preliminary estimates from the 2015-16 Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (VACP) Collection. The value estimates in this publication are derived by the multiplication of price and quantity of agricultural commodities. Price data refer to the average unit value of a given commodity realised in the marketplace. Price information is obtained from ABS collections, as well as from non-ABS sources, including marketing authorities and industry sources.
Preliminary estimates from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census will be presented in:
Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2015-16 (cat. no. 7111.0) which contains detailed statistics on principal crop area and production and livestock numbers. The publication presents data on a national, state and territory basis. Final estimates that also include sub-state level data will be released in Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2015-16 (cat .no. 7121.0) in mid 2017.
Preliminary estimates from the VACP Collection will be published within twelve months of the reference period, and at the same time as the preliminary agricultural production estimates from the Agricultural Census which can be found in Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2015-16 (cat. no. 7111.0). Final estimates from the 2014-15 VACP Collection will be released in Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2014-15 (cat no. 7503.0) in mid 2017.
Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (cat. no. 4610.0.55.008) will be published in late 2017.
As noted in the publication Agricultural Census: Nature and Content, 2015-16 (cat. no 7100.1), the scope for the 2015-16 Agricultural Census was all agricultural businesses with an EVAO of $40,000 or greater. This is a change from previous ABS rural environment and agricultural collections, where a scope of EVAO of $5,000 or greater was used. The change in scope better aligns collection with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) collections. It is proposed that only agricultural businesses with an EVAO of $40,000 or greater will be in scope for ABS rural environmental and agricultural commodity collections in 2016-17 and beyond. For more information about EVAO, refer to the Explanatory Notes within this release.
As a result of the change in scope for the 2015-16 Agricultural Census, some components of VACP will not be directly comparable to previously published VACP outputs. To address this, a set of estimates will be produced from a number of VACP collections from 2010-11 to 2014-15 using Agricultural Census and rural environment and agricultural commodity collection inputs with an EVAO of $40,000 or greater. These estimates are being released progressively, commencing with the 2014-15 outputs which are now available at the national and state/territory levels.
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