Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
Welcome to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), the science and economics research division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
This report on government support for Australia’s farmers has found they are among the least subsidised in the world. Keeping subsidies low is important for both Australian producers and international markets.
This report says Australia’s agricultural trade has generally unhindered by the COVID-19 pandemic. But for some sectors, such as food service and those reliant on air freight, there were some significant disruptions.
Major challenges for forestry and wood processors loom in the wake of summer’s bushfires and COVID-19, according to analysis in our latest ABARES Insights report.
While the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to present challenges, the outlook for agriculture will be dominated by recovery from drought, according to the June Agriculture Commodities report.
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