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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.



Steady growth forecast for farm production and exports
The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a return towards trend for farm production and exports in 2017–18, before steady growth over the next five years. – Agricultural Commodities, March quarter 2018

Late boost to winter crop production
Favourable seasonal conditions in spring and early summer have resulted in the 2017–18 winter crop harvest exceeding expectations in some key growing regions of Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia. - the February 2018 Australian Crop Report

Last reviewed:
08 Mar 2018