Queensland's primary industries (agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food) are central to our economy, regions and communities.
AgTrends at a glance
total value forecast for 2022–23
gross value of production forecast for 2022–23
value-added production forecast for 2022–23
direct employment in 2021–22
total agriculture, fisheries, and forestry export value in 2021–22
For 2022–23, the total value of Queensland's primary industry commodities is forecast to be $23.11 billion which represents a 2.3% decrease on the previous year.
This total is 15.37% greater than the average for the past 5 years.
Largest contributors by GVP
- Livestock disposals (32.4%) – Significant biosecurity threats face livestock industries but demand remains strong and prices are holding firm.
- Processing (21.4%) – The agricultural processing sector (first round) remains a strong contributor to the agriculture sector GVP beyond primary production, buoyed primarily by meat processing.
- Horticulture (18.6%) – Horticulture production in Queensland demonstrates a high level of resilience and ability to adapt to prevailing conditions and market demands.
- Crops (21.0%) – Despite an extremely wet start to the winter cropping season the sector recovered with late plantings and winter crops in Southwest and Central Queensland, reporting strong yield potentials leading into spring.
Queensland's contribution to the national economy
In 2020–21, we produced:
- 96% of sugar cane
- 69% of mangoes
- 65% of sorghum for grain
- 65% of capsicums
- 63% of macadamias
- 62% of sweetcorn
- 60% of avocados
- 48% the cattle herd
- 31% of egg production.
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- Agtrends data
- Agricultural commodities and trade data
- Weekly commodity price updates from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
- MLA price and market reports
- Horticulture statistics by industry and government
- World food price index
Last updated: 23 Mar 2023