About Australian crop industries

​​​​​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:

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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.
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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