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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Cairns was $117m. The largest commodity produced was Other broadacre crops, which accounted for 48.3% of Cairns’s total agricultural output in value terms.

Agricultural production is a very important contributor to Australia's economy, and is a key industry in many rural and regional areas, as well as some outer metropolitan areas.

The data presented here are sourced from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census, run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data show the gross value of agricultural commodities in broad categories, measured across two Agricultural Census periods.

Agriculture value data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry Sector Analysis page for the Agriculture sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment Locations page will show where agricultural activity is taking place and the Workforce Profiles section will reveal the characteristics of agricultural workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2015-16

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Value of agricultural production
Cairns2015/16
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Queensland%Cairns as a % of Queensland
Cereal crops32,1120.06.60.0
Other broadacre crops56,750,69748.316.02.7
Nurseries & cut flowers9,925,9858.52.13.6
Crops for Hay8690.01.10.0
Vegetables93,3080.15.10.0
Citrus fruit192,5300.21.40.1
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit47,491,29140.57.54.8
Nuts189,9520.21.00.1
Wool20.00.50.0
Milk26,1070.01.80.0
Eggs112,4220.11.60.1
Livestock slaughterings2,568,0092.252.00.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2015/16
Value of agricultural production 2015/16 Cereal crops, Queensland: 6.6% Other broadacre crops, Queensland: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queensland: 2.1% Crops for Hay, Queensland: 1.1% Vegetables, Queensland: 5.1% Citrus fruit, Queensland: 1.4% Other fruit, Queensland: 7.5% Nuts, Queensland: 1.0% Wool, Queensland: 0.5% Milk, Queensland: 1.8% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 52.0% Cereal crops, Cairns: 0.0% Other broadacre crops, Cairns: 48.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, Cairns: 8.5% Crops for Hay, Cairns: 0.0% Vegetables, Cairns: 0.1% Citrus fruit, Cairns: 0.2% Other fruit, Cairns: 40.5% Nuts, Cairns: 0.2% Wool, Cairns: 0.0% Milk, Cairns: 0.0% Eggs, Cairns: 0.1% Livestock slaughterings, Cairns: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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