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: April 2017 update for the 2016-17 financial year

In April 2017, the total value of Queensland's primary industry commodities for 2016–17 (comprising GVP at the farm gate and first-stage processing) was forecast to be $19.95 billion. This forecast is similar to the October 2016 estimate of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) but 20% greater than the average for the past 5 years.

Gross value of production ('farm gate') outlook

In April 2017, the 2016–17 GVP of Queensland's primary industry commodities at the farm gate was forecast to be nearly $15.54 billion. This forecast is similar to DAF’s initial estimate for 2016-17 but 20% greater than the average for the past 5 years.

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Last updated 02 June 2017