Queensland's primary industries trends

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Queensland AgTrends report

'Queensland AgTrends' includes the latest economic forecasts and trends in Queensland agricultural, fisheries and forestry production.

The report provides gross value of production forecasts for each of Queensland's major primary industry commodities, as well as forecasts for first-round processing activities. The main edition of 'Queensland AgTrends' contains initial forecasts for the most recent financial year and is published annually.

These forecasts are then reviewed during the year. Changes to the initial forecasts are reported six months later in the subsequent edition of 'AgTrends update'.

Key forecasts: October 2016 update for the 2016-17 financial year

In October 2016, the total value of Queensland's primary industry commodities for 2016–17 (comprising GVP at the farm gate and first-round processing) was forecast to be $18.55 billion. This is 6 per cent greater than the final forecast reported in April 2016 and 15 per cent greater than the average for the past 5 years.

Gross value of production ('farm gate') outlook

In October 2016, the 2016 – 17 GVP of Queensland's primary industry commodities at the farm gate was forecast to be nearly $14.55 billion. This is 6 per cent greater than the final estimate reported in April 2016, and 14 per cent greater than the average for the past 5 years.

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Last updated 11 January 2017