7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2012  
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Image: A field of crops CROPS


MAJOR CROPS

2001
2006
2011

Crops for grain
BarleyProduction
'000 t
6 743
9 482
7 995
Area
'000 ha
3 454
4 406
3 681
Grain sorghumProduction
'000 t
1 935
1 932
1 935
Area
'000 ha
758
767
633
LupinsProduction
'000 t
1 055
1 285
808
Area
'000 ha
1 180
809
756
OatsProduction
'000 t
1 050
1 688
1 128
Area
'000 ha
650
930
826
RiceProduction
'000 t
1 643
1 003
723
Area
'000 ha
177
102
76
WheatProduction
'000 t
22 108
25 150
27 410
Area
'000 ha
12 141
12 443
13 502
Other crops
CanolaProduction
'000 t
1 775
1 419
2 359
Area
'000 ha
1 459
972
2 078
Cotton lintProduction
'000 t
666
560
844
Area
'000 ha
536
327
588
Sugar cane for crushingProduction
'000 t
28 117
37 128
25 182
Area
'000 ha
403
398
308
Fruit
ApplesProduction
'000 t
325
276
300
Trees(a)
'000
6 455
8 833
8 859
BananasProduction
'000 t
358
187
203
Bearing area
'000 ha
12
11
11
MangoesProduction
'000 t
37
36
37
Trees(a)
'000
1 017
1 437
1 416
OrangesProduction
'000 t
550
507
291
Trees(a)
'000
6 669
6 553
7 466
Pears (incl. Nashi)Production
'000 t
173
142
123
Trees(a)
'000
1 785
1 776
1 625
Vegetables
CarrotsProduction
'000 t
321
265
225
Area
'000 ha
8
6
5
OnionsProduction
'000 t
222
222
331
Area
'000 ha
5
5
6
Potatoes(b)Production
'000 t
1 302
1 250
1 128
Area
'000 ha
40
35
32
Tomatoes(b)Production
'000 t
556
450
302
Area
'000 ha
10
8
8

(a) Trees of bearing age.
(b) Includes Processing and Fresh Market.


Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)