Statistical Information on Agriculture
The global competitiveness of Tasmanian agricultural sectors is influenced by the ability to understand and respond to changing market and trade situations. The following sources of statistical data sets are often used by industry analysts to help benchmark the health of an industry over time.
The Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard
has been published annually by DPIPWE since 2004-2005, and presents the most comprehensive analysis of data relating to the Tasmanian Agricultural sector and food production industries.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics
(ABS) provides a wide range of datasets, information and reports. Some data, such as trade data, must be purchased (a summary
is available from the Department of State Growth), but other data are available for free, and are typically broken down to the state, Statistical Division, and Natural Resource Management (NRM) region levels. For example:
Uses production quantity, average market price and market value to estimate gross value of agricultural commodities.
Provides information on production, yield and area for agricultural commodities.
Reports population data.
Provides data on the number of people employed in agriculture.
Reports agricultural land use.
Provides commentary on trends in the national Agriculture sector for a range of key commodities.
Provides detailed statistical information to support Commodity Outlook.
Data relating to international agricultural commodity prices and agricultural inputs such as fertiliser are regularly published by organisations such as Global Dairy Trade
and Index Mundi