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

Australian farm production returns to trend after phenomenal 2016-17

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6 per cent to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue.

Australia’s crop production down, following a record-breaking 2016-17

Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, the June Crop Report has forecast winter crop production to drop by 33 per cent in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields.

Last reviewed:
20 Jun 2017