Agriculture Minister David Littleproud

December 1, 2021

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the latest national account figures are further proof that the Australian agriculture is “leading the way in our economic recovery”.

“The value of rural goods exported in the September quarter was a staggering 64 per cent greater than the previous September quarter,” Minister Littleproud said.

“The total value add of the agricultural industry in the quarter was up a remarkable 44 per cent on the year before.

“That is to a four-and-a-half-year high, and a near record for agriculture.

“The news comes a day after the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) forecast Australia’s winter crop for this year to reach a new record of 58.4 million tonnes.

“Farmers had drought, bushfires and COVID to deal with in recent years but they quietly went about their work, producing food and fibre for Australia and the world.

“Agriculture production is forecast in 2021-22 to be over $70 billion for the first time in our nation’s history.”

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