Crops industries provide a significant contribution to the national economy as well as many regional communities. For example, the grains and oilseeds industry (subject to seasonal variation) produces about 35-45 million tonnes of grain per annum from an area of more than 20 million hectares, with an annual gross value of production (GVP) of around A$9-13 billion.
Sugar and cotton are also major contributors with a gross value of production exceeding $1 and $2 billion respectively.
Key statistical information on Australian cropping industries provided by the Australian Government, including production and exports, is available at the following links:
Any inquiries relating to the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in relation to crops industry issues should be directed to Crops Policy.