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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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INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


  • 115,000 businesses reported agriculture as their main activity in 2012-13. This represents a 5% decrease compared to 2011-12.
  • The beef cattle farming industry remained the largest sector in 2012-13, comprising 34% of businesses classified to the agriculture industry. Sheep farming, mixed farming (grain-sheep/grain-beef cattle) and other grain growing represented the next largest sectors, with each accounting for 10% of businesses in the agriculture industry.
  • The number of non-agricultural businesses that undertook agricultural operations as a secondary activity during 2012-13 decreased by 5% to 13,900 businesses.

BUSINESSES WITH AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY, Australia, year ended 30 June 2013


Businesses
Change since
2011-12
no.
%

0111 - 0112Nursery Production
728
-17
0113Turf Growing
284
11
0114-0115Floriculture Production
548
-13
0121Mushroom Growing
84
-17
0122-0123Vegetable Growing
3 896
-11
0131Grape Growing
4 466
-10
0132-0133-0135-0137-0139Other Fruit and Tree Nut Growing
4 060
-5
0134Apple and Pear Growing
578
-16
0136Citrus Fruit Growing
1 039
7
0141Sheep Farming (Specialised)
11 950
0
0142-0143Beef Cattle Farming plus Beef Cattle Feedlots (Specialised)
39 441
2
0144Sheep-Beef Cattle Farming
6 470
-1
0145Grain-Sheep or Grain-Beef Cattle Farming
11 584
0
0146Rice Growing
524
-19
0149Other Grain Growing
11 099
-15
0151Sugar Cane Growing
3 331
-4
0152Cotton Growing
599
-19
0159Other Crop Growing n.e.c.
1 517
-20
0160Dairy Cattle Farming
7 622
-7
0171Poultry Farming (Meat)
755
1
0172Poultry Farming (Eggs)
277
-8
0180-0191-0193-0199Other Livestock
3 634
-33
0192Pig Farming
500
-13
01Agriculture
114 984
-5
99All Other Industries
13 933
-5
#Total All Industries
128 917
-5



Graph Image for Agricultural businesses

Footnote(s): In 2006 the ABS changed the methodology used to identify agricultural businesses. For more information see Agricultural Commodities, Australia 2005-06 (cat. no. 7121.0)

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









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