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Agricultural commodities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Up-to-date data and information

ABARES commodity forecasting and analysis provide up-to-date data and information on Australian and world markets for agricultural commodities. Detailed assessments on the outlook for Australian agricultural commodities are disseminated via ABARES’ flagship publications, Australian Crop Report and Agricultural Commodities. The statistical compendium Agricultural Commodity Statistics provides useful information for decision-makers to monitor industry developments over time.

Australian Crop Report

Australian Crop Report is a quarterly report with a consistent and regular assessment of crop prospects for Australia’s major field crops. It includes forecasts of area, yield and production and a summary of seasonal conditions on a state by state basis.

Agricultural Commodities

Agricultural Commodities is a quarterly report that provides forecasts for the major agricultural commodities produced by Australian farmers. The March issue of the quarterly contains a five year medium term outlook while the subsequent June, September and December issues provide updates of the short term outlook.

Agricultural Commodity Statistics

Agricultural Commodity Statistics is a compendium of historical statistics covering the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.

It provides a set of comprehensive statistical tables on Australian and world prices, production, consumption, stocks and trade for a range of rural commodities. The report also contains statistics on farm inputs, food production and trade, agricultural water use and macroeconomic indicators.

News

Latest Agricultural commodities report reveals a mixed forecast on farming front
Poor climate conditions in grain-growing regions have contributed to the gross value of farm production being forecast to reach $59 billion in 2017-18, down seven per cent from a record of $63 billion in 2016-17, according to the ABARES report – Agricu​ltural commodities, December quarter 2017.

Latest crop report reveals lower than average yields

Prospects for total winter crop production in Australia have fallen slightly during spring, due to the varied condition of crops and mixed seasonal conditions, according to the Australian crop report released on 5 December 2017 by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Last reviewed:
12 Dec 2017