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Value of Australian fishery and aquaculture production continues to grow

The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production (GVP) continues to grow according to the ABARES Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2017 report.

Published: 20 December 2018.

Farm financial performance to decline in South-Eastern Australia for 2018–19

Drought conditions in South-Eastern Australia will see the average farm cash income of broadacre farms decline by nearly $70,000 per farm in 2018–19 relative to last year.

Published: 19 December 2018.

Key aspects of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture hooked in snapshot

The Snapshot of Australia’s Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture looks at the key aspects of industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Published: 18 December 2018.

Australian vegetable-growing farms: supplementary survey results now available

This web-report presents estimates of cost of production, markets for vegetables and value adding, irrigation and other production issues for the vegetable-growing industry from 2006–07 to 2016–17.

Published: 14 December 2018.

Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing and getting younger, according to the latest ABARES Insights –Snapshot of Australia’s Agricultural Workforce.

Published: 13 December 2018.

Farm production above average despite drought

The December Agricultural Commodities Report says the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to decrease by 3 per cent to $58 billion in 2018–19.

Published: 11 December 2​018.

Winter crop production down after poor start to spring

National winter crop production is forecast to be 20 per cent below the 20 year average, coming in at 29.3 million tonnes for 2018–19, according to the latest Crop Report.

Published: 4 December 2018

The future of public sector forecasting in Australian agriculture

This report explores what the forecasting services provided by ABARES should look like into the future.

Published: 21 November 2018

Conditions remain favourable for Australia’s forestry sector

Australian Forest and Wood Products Statistics: March and June quarters 2018 highlights continued growth in Australia’s forestry sector thanks to favourable conditions in key markets, particularly housing and international trade.

Published: 20 November 2018

Future opportunities for using forest and sawmill residues in Australia

This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050.

Published: 6 November 2018

Information and communication technology use in Australian agriculture:  A survey of broadacre, dairy and vegetable farms

This report explores the role of ICT and potential barriers to its use on farms, based on ABARES survey of over 2200 farmers in 2016-17.

Published: 1 November 2018

Analysis of 2018 Drought

This brief describes the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture, including the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes.

Published: 26 October 2018

First ABARES Insight – Snapshot of Australian Agriculture now available

We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.

Published: 19 October 2018

‘Productivity in Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries - 2018’ now available

This report provides an annual update of productivity estimates for Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries, through to 2015–16, and analyses the farm size effect on beef productivity.

Published: 9 October 2018

Fishery status reports 2018 released

The annual Fishery Status Reports has delivered generally positive news for wild fish stocks in Commonwealth-managed fisheries.

Published: 28 September 2018

Latest vegetable farm survey shows incomes increase further in 2017-18

Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase of cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.

Published: 21 September 2018

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20 Dec 2018