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Broadacre agriculture production

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Broadacre agriculture production in Queensland grew 8% from 2013–14 to 2017–18, reaching 35.5 million tonnes in 2017–18, mostly due to increased sugar cane production. Total broadacre value of production rose 16% over the same period, to around $3.29 billion buoyed by grains and pulses, cotton and sugar cane.

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Queensland

Broadacre farming enables large-scale crop production. Aside from sugar cane, major broadacre field crops produced in Queensland are:

  • grains (wheat, oats, barley, triticale, sorghum, maize, rice, plus other grains)
  • pulses such as chickpeas
  • oilseeds (canola, peanuts and sunflowers)
  • irrigated and non-irrigated cotton
  • pasture crops (lucerne, pasture, cereals and other crops cut for hay and silage).

Queensland broadacre production increased about 8% to reach 35.5 million tonnes in 2017–18, compared with 32.8 million tonnes in 2013–14. The combined gross value of production (GVP) for Queensland broadacre crops reached $3.29 billion, up 16% over the same time period. This equates to an average $93 per tonne.

Sugar cane alone produced 31.5 million tonnes in 2017–18 (an 8% increase on 2013–14). Over the same period sugar cane GVP increased by 6% as the unit price decreased over the period. Cane farmers received $39 per tonne in 2017–18 compared with $40 a tonne in 2013–14.

While grain, pulses and oilseed production increased just 5% from 2013–14 to 2017–18, GVP rose 26%. This was in part due to drier crop planting conditions for wheat and coarse grains (such as sorghum) in Australia and the northern hemisphere, coupled with a weaker Australian dollar. Chickpeas (a pulse) likewise benefited. India’s imposition of a 60% tariff on pulse imports from 2018 is likely to suppress chickpea production in Queensland.

Queensland broadacre cotton production increased about 5% in 2017–18. Increasing global demand and a weaker Australian dollar saw its GVP increase more than 26% to $882 million in 2017–18. This represents $2,670 per tonne (compared with $2,230 per tonne in 2013–14).

Although 1 million tonnes of hay (and other not elsewhere classified (n.e.c) crops) was produced in 2017–18, GVP slumped significantly. This was driven by a 27% fall in price per tonne of hay and n.e.c. crops from $143 per tonne in 2013–14 to $104 per tonne in 2017–18.

Burnett Mary

Broadacre crop production in Burnett Mary Natural Resource Management (NRM) region increased 11% from 3.52 million tonnes in 2013–14 to 3.92 million tonnes in 2017–18.

Burnett Mary NRM region broadacre crop gross value of production (GVP) increased by a notable 26% from $172.9 million in 2013–14 to $217.1 million in 2017–18.

Production of hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops, cotton and grains, pulses and oilseeds have all grown to varying degrees.

While sugar cane remains the region’s main broadacre crop, production (at 3.65 million tonnes in 2017–18) was slightly down from the 2015–16 high of 3.67 million tonnes. Its GVP increased marginally to $142.9 million.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops increased almost 75% from 100,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to about 170,000 tonnes in 2017–18, yet crop value was down one-third. This was due to local demand and supply market forces seeing the price per tonne fall from $209 to $76.

The area’s cotton production grew four-fold to 5,000 tonnes in 2017–18. Cotton GVP increased five-fold from $2.1 million in 2013–14 to $13.5 million in 2017–18.

Grains, pulses and oilseed production increased 1.5 times from 40,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 90,000 tonnes in 2017–18. Crop value more than doubled over this time, to a notable $47.8 million in 2017–18.

Cape York

Cape York Natural Resource Management (NRM) region is a marginal broadacre crop producer, its total production steadily declining since 2013–14. In 2015–16, total broadacre crop production was 2,350 tonnes, a decline of 15%, and total broadacre crop value declined 13% to $560,000.

Grains, pulses and oilseed production doubled between 2013–14 and 2017–18 to 1,700 tonnes. Gross value of production increased 90% from $280,000 to $540,000 over the same period.

Hay and not elsewhere classified broadacre crop production remained steady from 2013–14 to 2015–16 at around 1,900 tonnes. Over the same period the value increased by 12% to $405,000 reflecting an increase in price per tonne. Data is not available for 2017–18 due to confidentially issues.

Sugar cane and cotton are not produced in this NRM region.

Desert Channels

In 2017–18, 16,600 tonnes of broadacre crops were produced in the Desert Channels Natural Resource Management (NRM) region, a 28% decrease since 2013–14.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops decreased by 32% in production from 2013–14 at 21,000 tonnes to about 14,400 tonnes in 2017–18.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds production increased 21% from 1,900 tonnes in 2013–14 to 2,300 tonnes in 2017–18.

The region produced no cotton in 2013–14 and 2017–18.  In 2015–16, 7,300 tonnes of cotton were produced.

This region produced no sugar cane in the years 2013–14 to 2017–18.

Overall gross value of production (GVP) increased 66% from $2.3 million up to $3.9 million in 2017–18, with a peak of $28.8 million achieved in 2015–16, due to cotton production.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds GVP was $716,000 in 2017–18, up 9% since 2013–14.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops GVP was $3.2 million in 2017–18, up around 88% from $1.7 million in 2013–14.

Fitzroy Basin

Overall broadacre tonnage in the Fitzroy Basin Natural Resource Management (NRM) region fell about 12% from 970,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 850,000 tonnes in 2017–18, recovering from a dip of 670,000 tonnes in 2015–16.

While cotton production more than doubled between 2013–14 and 2017–18 to 97,000 tonnes, sugar cane production fell by more than 50% over the same period to 53,000 tonnes.

Grains, pulses and oilseed production decreased 19% from 680,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 550,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops increased by 14% in production from 2013–14 at 137,000 tonnes to about 156,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

This NRM region’s gross value of production (GVP) increased 52% from a notable $356.8 million up to $542.2 million worth in 2017–18, with a dip to $278.4 million in 2015–16.

Cotton’s GVP reaped a 172% increase to $259.3 million in 2017–18 and shows a trendline that’s increasing markedly.

Sugar cane’s GVP mirrored production, more than halved at $2 million in 2017–18.

GVP for grains, pulses and oilseed rose 9% to $261.1 million while hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops also realised growth of 15% to $19.6 million.

Northern Gulf

Overall broadacre tonnage in Northern Gulf Natural Resource Management (NRM) region increased 125% from 320,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 722,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

This was largely a reflection of sugar cane production growth.

This region produced 700,000 tonnes of sugar cane in 2017–18 compared with 320,000 tonnes in 2013–14, a 121% increase.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops trebled in production from 3,100 tonnes in 2013–14 to 13,400 tonnes in 2017–18.

Northern Gulf NRM produced 9,000 tonnes of grains, pulses and oilseed crops in 2017–18 (zero production in 2013–14 and 14,200 tonnes in 2015–16).

Broadacre crop GVP in this region increased 148% to $32.8 million in 2017–18. This was largely a reflection of the sugar cane production.

Sugar cane was worth $27.4 million to the Northern Gulf NRM region in 2017–18, an increase in GVP of 116% on 2013–14.

The GVP in 2017–18 for grains, pulses and oilseeds was $2.7 million.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops increased four-fold from $500,000 in 2013–14 to $2.7 million 2017–18 year.

Cotton was neither produced nor added value to this region’s economy.

North Queensland Dry Tropics

Total North Queensland Dry Topics (formerly Burdekin) Natural Resource Management (NRM) broadacre production fell about 5% from 7.8 million tonnes in 2013–14 to 7.4 million tonnes in 2017–18, peaking in between during 2015–16 at 11.7 million tonnes. This was largely a reflection of sugar cane production trends.

Sugar cane production decreased slightly, by about 6%, from 7.7 million tonnes in 2013–14 to 7.2 million tonnes in 2017–18, with a peak of 11.5 million tonnes during 2015–16.

Grains pulses and oilseed production increased 31% from 100,000 tonnes to 140,000 tonnes between 2013–14 and 2017–18; its trendline has increased significantly over the period but in comparison to total NRM broadacre production remains small.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops increased from 20,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to about 35,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

Cotton production was marginal in 2013–14 at 1,953 tonnes and had fallen by 45% in 2017–2018 to 1,080 tonnes.

Broadacre crops in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM were worth a combined $362.8 million in 2017–18. This was about 3% more than in 2013–14.

Sugar cane gross value of production (GVP) decreased by about 8% from $306.6 million in 2013–14 to $283.1 million in 2017–18.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds experienced an increase in GVP of 95% in the same period. Their GVP to the region in 2017–18 was $74 million.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops GVP fell 35% between 2013–14 and 2017–18 to be worth approximately $2 million to the region.

Cotton GVP fell about 34% from $4.4 million in 2013–14, to $2.9 million in 2017–18.

Reef

Broadacre tonnage in the Reef Natural Resource Management (NRM) region decreased about 22% between 2013–14 and 2015–16 to 6.3 million tonnes. Due to the suppression of some data for confidentiality purposes total broadacre tonnage is not available for 2017–18.

Sugar cane production between 2013–14 and 2017–18 has been quite flat, increasing by around 8% to 8.7 million tonnes.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds production decreased 91% from 6,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 500 tonnes in 2017–18.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops increased by 80% from 2013–14 to 2015–16 to around 7,700 tonnes, with no data available for 2017–18.

The gross value of production (GVP) of broadacre crops in the Reef NRM region for 2015–16 was $239 million, with data not available for 2017–18. This represents a 27% decrease from 2013–14 and mirrors sugar cane’s trendline.

Sugar cane’s GVP was $342.6 million in 2017–18, a 6% increase from 2013–14.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds GVP fell 78% from 2013–14 to 2017–18 to $420,000.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops increased by 115%, from $600,000 in 2013–14 to $1.4 million in 2015–16, with data not available for 2017–18 due to confidentiality.

GVP of cotton was zero over the data collection period 2013–14 to 2017–18.

South East Queensland

An overall broadacre tonnage fall of 3% in Southeast Queensland Natural Resource Management (NRM) region was tempered by a gradual increase in sugar cane production.

Overall, 532,000 tonnes of broadacre crops were produced in 2017–18.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops continued a gradual decline, falling 24% from 173,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 132,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

Production of grains, pulses and oilseeds slumped 56% to 28,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

Southeast Queensland NRM region’s sugar cane production is gradually growing: up 19% from 313,000 tonnes in 2013–14 to 373,000 tonnes in 2017–18.

The broadacre crop gross value of production (GVP) for Southeast Queensland NRM region was $44.1 million in 2017–18. This is a decline of 25% since 2013–14.

While sugar cane increased its GVP in the region by 16% to $14.6 million, grains, pulses and oilseeds and hay and n.e.c crops both recorded falls (62% and 23% respectively).

Cotton is not produced in Southeast Queensland NRM region and did not contribute to the region’s GVP.

Southern Gulf

In the Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management (NRM) region, production of hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c) broadacre crops increased from 20,000 tonnes to 31,800 tonnes between 2013–14 to 2017–18. The value of these crops increased 15% over this time.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds, sugar cane, and cotton were not grown in this NRM region in 2013–14, 2015–16 and 2017–18.

Southern Queensland

*The following Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions were amalgamated to create the Southern Queensland NRM region – Condamine NRM, Queensland Murray Darling Basin NRM and South West NRM. Broadacre crop production and the gross value of production (GVP) shown here is captured within the former boundaries.

Condamine

Broadacre crop production in Condamine steadily increases, dominated by growth in cotton.

Overall broadacre crop production in the Condamine amounted to 1.7 million tonnes in 2015–16, an increase of 52% on 2013–14. Cotton production increased 61% between 2013–14 and 2017–18.

Grains, pulses and oilseed production in Condamine increased 19% between 2013–14 and 2017–18 to 950,000 tonnes in 2017–18, following a 1.3 million tonne peak in 2015–16.

Meantime, production of hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops increased in Condamine, at about 330,000 tonnes in 2015–16. Although a small sugar cane crop was produced in this area in 2015–16, sugar cane did not contribute to Condamine’s production or GVP in 2017–18.

Overall, Condamine region GVP increased 64% from $411.8 million up to $677.2 million worth in 2015–16, with overall data not available for 2017–18. Hay’s value increased by 6% over the same period to $34.3 million. From 2013–14 to 2017–18, cotton’s GVP increased by 93%. This crop’s value to the region was $232.2 million in 2017–18.

Queensland Murray–Darling Basin

Broadacre crop production in the Queensland Murray–Darling (formerly Border Rivers Maranoa–Balonne NRM) remained steady between 2013–14 and 2017–18 at approximately 1 million tonnes.

Its grains, pulses and oilseeds production was also steady between 2013–14 and 2017–18 at approximately just 700,000 tonnes. This was despite a production peak of 1.6 million tonnes in 2015–16.

Hay and n.e.c. crops followed the same pattern, remaining steady, at approximately 130,000 tonnes, between 2013–14 and 2017–18 with a temporary increase in production in 2015–16 (note the increase was to 170,000 tonnes).

Despite steady broadacre crop production the Queensland Murray Darling region’s GVP fell by 7% from $748.9 million in 2013–14 to $695 million in 2017–18. Grains, pulses and oilseeds GVP was $301.7 million in 2017–18, a 20% increase from 2013–14. Hay and n.e.c broadacre crops decreased 13% in value from $21.2 million in 2013–14 to $19 million in 2017–18. Cotton GVP also fell, a 21% decrease from $475.6 million in 2013–14 to just $374 million in 2017–18.

South West

In the former South West region, broadacre production fell significantly. Neither cotton nor sugar cane was produced in this area in 2013–14, 2015–16 or 2017–18 and grains, pulses and oilseeds accounted for just 100 tonnes in 2017–18 when compared with 2,900 tonnes in 2013–14.

Production of hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops nearly doubled in the South West region, from 500 tonnes to 1,000 tonnes from 2013–14 to 2017–18.

The GVP overall in the South West fell 73% from 2013–14 to 2017–18 to $272,000. Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops increased 193% from $79,000 to $230,000 over that same period, after a peak in 2015–16 of $1 million. Grains, pulses and oilseeds’ GVP fell 95% from $910,000 in 2013–14 to $41,000 in 2017–18, after a $1.7 million peak in 2015–16.

Torres Strait

Torres Strait is not reported on for agricultural commodities by ABS.

No information available for this region.

Wet Tropics

*ABS reported on Wet Tropics Natural Resource Management (NRM) from 2013–14 to 2015–16, which was later defined as Terrain NRM plus Cooperative Management Area NRM for 2017–18.

Broadacre tonnage in this region was a mirror of sugar cane production which increased about 16%, from 9.3 million tonnes in 2013–14 to 10.8 million tonnes in 2017–18.

Hay and not elsewhere classified (n.e.c.) broadacre crops increased 19% between 2013–14 and 2015–16, from 31,500 to 37,500 tonnes. No data is available for 2017–18 for this indicator due to confidentiality.

Production of grains, pulses and oilseeds remained steady at about 20,000 tonnes between 2013–14 and 2017–18.

Cotton was not produced in this region in 2013–14, 2015–16 and 2017–18.

Overall, broadacre gross value of production (GVP) decreased 3% in this region between 2013–14 and 2015–16, in line with sugar cane’s performance over the period.

Sugar cane was worth about $422 million in 2017–18 to the region, an increase of 14% from 2013–14 and 16% from 2015–16.

Hay and n.e.c. broadacre crops fell 40% to about $2.5 million from 2013–14 to 2015–16, with no data available for 2017–18.

Grains, pulses and oilseeds fell 21% in value, from $11.7 million in 2013–14 to $9.2 million in 2017–18.

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  • GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER

No data recorded in Torres Strait

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Burnett Mary NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201436,570
2015–201675,158
2017–201892,323

Production amount of Cotton in Burnett Mary NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014961
2015–20161,013
2017–20185,055

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Burnett Mary NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20143,381,489
2015–20163,666,639
2017–20183,651,819

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Burnett Mary NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201496,874
2015–2016115,018
2017–2018169,663

Production values in Burnett Mary NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds15,174,43425,880,34447,752,737
Cotton2,143,8422,509,39413,495,862
Sugar Cane135,311,154137,358,100142,921,893
Hay and n.e.c. crops20,287,31617,362,87912,926,270

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Cape York NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014823
2015–2016383
2017–20181,731

Production amount of Cotton in Cape York NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Cape York NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Cape York NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20141,940
2015–20161,964
2017–2018n.p.
NB In 2018–19 some hay crops were not reported at the NRM level due to confidentiality, therefore the sum of the regions does not equal the Queensland total for value and production. This is indicated by n.p. (not published)

Production values in Cape York NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds283,010155,027537,269
Cotton000
Sugar Cane000
Hay and n.e.c. crops362,312404,650n.p.

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Desert Channels NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20141,887
2015–201622,904
2017–20182,287

Production amount of Cotton in Desert Channels NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20167,264
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Desert Channels NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Desert Channels NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201421,244
2015–201614,310
2017–201814,354

Production values in Desert Channels NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds657,6467,568,760715,684
Cotton017,987,9240
Sugar Cane000
Hay and n.e.c. crops1,680,3122,781,5983,156,360

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Fitzroy Basin NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014682,338
2015–2016445,059
2017–2018552,349

Production amount of Cotton in Fitzroy Basin NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201442,739
2015–201631,213
2017–201897,143

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Fitzroy Basin NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014110,693
2015–201648,114
2017–201853,226

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Fitzroy Basin NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014136,932
2015–2016143,722
2017–2018155,561

Production values in Fitzroy Basin NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds240,045,020182,081,516261,142,635
Cotton95,323,70877,294,158259,327,205
Sugar Cane4,429,4111,802,4092,083,105
Hay and n.e.c. crops16,989,60717,242,74419,611,534

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Northern Gulf NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201423
2015–201614,213
2017–20188,512

Production amount of Cotton in Northern Gulf NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Northern Gulf NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014317,389
2015–2016521,376
2017–2018700,621

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Northern Gulf NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20143,095
2015–20165,275
2017–201813,389

Production values in Northern Gulf NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds7,1323,985,2562,669,676
Cotton000
Sugar Cane12,700,39219,531,58427,420,340
Hay and n.e.c. crops530,5181,043,6132,675,395

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014107,650
2015–2016115,073
2017–2018141,477

Production amount of Cotton in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20141,953
2015–20160
2017–20181,080

Production amount of Sugar Cane in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20147,660,852
2015–201611,513,462
2017–20187,233,858

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201418,517
2015–201635,416
2017–201835,512

Production values in North Queensland Dry Tropics NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds38,064,61540,509,78374,162,744
Cotton4,355,98302,883,853
Sugar Cane306,550,989431,312,448283,112,819
Hay and n.e.c. crops3,042,1545,714,9071,980,603

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Reef NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20145,979
2015–20163,074
2017–2018529

Production amount of Cotton in Reef NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Reef NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20148,075,614
2015–20166,280,871
2017–20188,754,121

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Reef NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20144,269
2015–20167,695
2017–2018n.p.
NB In 2018–19 some hay crops were not reported at the NRM level due to confidentiality, therefore the sum of the regions does not equal the Queensland total for value and production. This is indicated by n.p. (not published)

Production values in Reef NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds1,898,8912,472,843420,046
Cotton000
Sugar Cane323,147,800235,291,340342,611,608
Hay and n.e.c. crops666,6281,435,804n.p.

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in South East Queensland NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201463,840
2015–201638,495
2017–201827,861

Production amount of Cotton in South East Queensland NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in South East Queensland NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014313,049
2015–2016569,860
2017–2018372,522

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in South East Queensland NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–2014173,206
2015–2016208,259
2017–2018131,997

Production values in South East Queensland NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds21,309,90913,445,82010,374,590
Cotton000
Sugar Cane12,526,74421,347,85114,579,478
Hay and n.e.c. crops24,821,75632,203,39619,184,680

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Southern Gulf NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–201675
2017–20180

Production amount of Cotton in Southern Gulf NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Southern Gulf NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Southern Gulf NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201419,784
2015–201641,229
2017–201831,838

Production values in Southern Gulf NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds020,1130
Cotton000
Sugar Cane000
Hay and n.e.c. crops3,001,3136,304,4983,450,500

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Wet Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201420,858
2015–201621,010
2017–201820,506

Production amount of Cotton in Wet Tropics NRM region

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Wet Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–20149,255,054
2015–20169,662,061
2017–201810,773,236

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Wet Tropics NRM region

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YearTonnes
2013–201431,540
2015–201637,464
2017–2018n.p.
NB In 2018–19 some hay crops were not reported at the NRM level due to confidentiality, therefore the sum of the regions does not equal the Queensland total for value and production. This is indicated by n.p. (not published)

Production values in Wet Tropics NRM region

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds11,659,7028,574,2469,244,143
Cotton020
Sugar Cane370,343,403361,956,069421,634,086
Hay and n.e.c. crops4,104,4182,452,855n.p.

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–20142,440,793
2015–20163,608,934
2017–20182,570,404

Production amount of Cotton in Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–2014312,813
2015–2016188,109
2017–2018330,325

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–201429,114,141
2015–201632,267,975
2017–201831,539,404

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–2014905,921
2015–20161,118,961
2017–20181,062,972

Production values in Queensland

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds841,447,5871,303,557,7151,061,434,590
Cotton697,681,170465,817,309881,816,688
Sugar Cane1,165,009,8941,208,809,2681,234,363,328
Hay and n.e.c. crops129,543,975141,041,346110,327,948

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Southern Queensland NRM region — Condamine

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YearTonnes
2013–2014801,708
2015–20161,307,834
2017–2018953,004

Production amount of Cotton in Southern Queensland NRM region — Condamine

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YearTonnes
2013–201453,914
2015–201677,499
2017–201886,988

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Southern Queensland NRM region — Condamine

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YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–2016191
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Southern Queensland NRM region — Condamine

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YearTonnes
2013–2014273,405
2015–2016330,614
2017–2018n.p.
NB In 2018–19 some hay crops were not reported at the NRM level due to confidentiality, therefore the sum of the regions does not equal the Queensland total for value and production. This is indicated by n.p. (not published)

Production values in Southern Queensland NRM region — Condamine

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds259,304,599451,023,602352,662,690
Cotton120,246,455191,911,744232,218,889
Sugar Cane07,1730
Hay and n.e.c. crops32,264,62334,250,854n.p.

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Southern Queensland NRM region — South West Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–20142,863
2015–20164,223
2017–201898

Production amount of Cotton in Southern Queensland NRM region — South West Queensland

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Southern Queensland NRM region — South West Queensland

YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20160
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Southern Queensland NRM region — South West Queensland

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YearTonnes
2013–2014527
2015–20164,284
2017–20181,010

Production values in Southern Queensland NRM region — South West Queensland

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds911,6441,735,15241,423
Cotton000
Sugar Cane000
Hay and n.e.c. crops78,6291,067,710230,541

Production amount of Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds in Southern Queensland NRM region — Queensland Murrary Darling Basin

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2013–2014716,251
2015–20161,561,433
2017–2018769,728

Production amount of Cotton in Southern Queensland NRM region — Queensland Murrary Darling Basin

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YearTonnes
2013–2014213,245
2015–201671,120
2017–2018140,058

Production amount of Sugar Cane in Southern Queensland NRM region — Queensland Murrary Darling Basin

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YearTonnes
2013–20140
2015–20165,400
2017–20180

Production amount of Hay and n.e.c. crops in Southern Queensland NRM region — Queensland Murrary Darling Basin

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YearTonnes
2013–2014124,588
2015–2016173,710
2017–2018139,923

Production values in Southern Queensland NRM region — Queensland Murrary Darling Basin

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Product2013–20142015–20162017–2018
Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds252,130,985566,105,253301,710,951
Cotton475,611,182176,114,086373,890,880
Sugar Cane0202,2930
Hay and n.e.c. crops21,714,38918,775,83818,888,948

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Metadata

Area sown and quantities produced of broadacre crops, across Queensland NRM regions were obtained from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, Agricultural Commodities Australia and Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced Australia for the respective years (catalogue numbers 7121 and 7503).

Note: In 2018–19 some hay crops were not reported by ABS at the NRM level due to confidentiality, therefore the sum of the regions for the indicators total broadacre, and hay and n.e.c crops, does not equal the Queensland total for value or volume.