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Future opportunities for using forest and sawmill residues in Australia

Peter Lock & Linden Whittle
The Australian forest industry generates millions of tonnes of wood residues every year as a by-product of harvesting and sawmilling operations. The efficient use of harvest and sawmill residues can reduce disposal costs and create additional revenue streams, contributing to the international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood processing industry. This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050. The modelling framework...

The future of Chinese agricultural policy: Opportunities and challenges for Australian grains, beef and dairy exports

James Fell
This report presents the future of Chinese agricultural policy and the key opportunities and challenges for Australia's dairy, grain and meat exporters. In recent years the direction of Chinese agricultural policy has been changing. The emphasis of the new policy direction is on supply side reform, in line with the Chinese president's reform agenda. Key policy documents released since 2017 outline reforms that have implications for the future of Australian agricultural exports to China.

A snapshot of Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)

Drought impacts on broadacre and dairy farms in South-Eastern Australia

Peter Martin & Vernon Topp

Measuring water market prices

Orion Sanders, Neal Hughes & Mihir Gupta
This report was prepared for the Department’s Water Division. This report compares different methods for analysing water market price data. The goal is to identify a preferred method (which could be employed by all public and private analysts) for producing accurate and robust estimates of historical and current water market prices, for both water allocations (temporary trade) and water entitlements (permanent trade). The report considers standard methods employed currently by analysts along with more sophisticated...

ABARES water market outlook

Neal Hughes, Mihir Gupta & Tim Westwood
This ABARES water market outlook focuses on prices for water allocations within the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB). A brief summary of market conditions prevailing in 2018–19 is provided along with an outlook for 2019–20.

Australian plantation statistics 2019 update

Rhys Downham & Mijo Gavran
Australian plantation statistics is published every year. It supports strategic forest industry planning and decision-making by presenting information on total plantation area, new planting and ownership. The plantation areas are presented by National Plantation Inventory regions for softwood and hardwood plantation types, species and jurisdiction, based on data collected from private growers and grower representatives and public state and territory agencies.

Economic potential for new plantation establishment in Australia: Outlook to 2050

Linden Whittle, Peter Lock & Beau Hug

Analysis of 2018 drought: 25 October 2018

Steve Hatfield-Dodds, Neal Hughes, Andrew Cameron, Matthew Miller & Tom Jackson
This brief is based on a presentation by ABARES’ Executive Director to the National Drought Summit in October 2018 describing the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture. The brief summarises the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes.

Australian Crop Report: February 2019 No. 189

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)

Treated ballast water and its impact on port water quality

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, sponsored by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), came into force on the 8 September 2017. The Convention regulates the treatment of ballast water to address concerns that ballast water facilitates the spreading of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens. Australia amended the Biosecurity Act 2015 in 2017 to ratify the Convention and requires domestic and international ballast water to be managed to...

Agricultural commodity statistics 2018

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)

Agricultural commodities: March quarter 2019

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)

Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2018

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)
This issue of the Australian forest and wood products statistics (AFWPS) presents 2016-17 data for key indicators of domestic forestry sector activity, including sales and service income and industry value added. It includes estimates of the volume and value of logs harvested in 2017-18; as well as housing and other residential commencements, and wood products trade statistics for 2017-18. This AFWPS issue also presents updated socio-economic indicators and trends for the forestry sector drawn from...

Agricultural price and volume indicators: concepts, data sources and methods

Kirk Zammit, Christopher Boult, Shiji Zhao & Liangyue Cao
Australia's agricultural sector is highly export oriented. The value of these exports, and therefore their components, volume and price, are important indicators of farm performance. Rather than just communicating commodity specific developments, there is a policy need to understand developments across industries and sectors. This paper outlines the recent development of aggregate price and volume indicators for Australian agricultural exports. The development of these indicators is couched in an accounting framework to ensure consistency across...

Analysis of the future of Chinese agricultural policy

James Fell
In recent years China has announced big changes to its agricultural policies, changes which are likely to have an impact on Australian agricultural exporters. ABARES analysed these changes and their potential implications for Australia’s beef, dairy and grains industries in its report “The future of Chinese agricultural policy”, released in February 2019 on the ABARES website. Key insights from that report are summarised here.

The future of public sector forecasting in Australian agriculture

Rohan Nelson
The operating context of Australian agriculture has changed dramatically since Australian governments first committed to providing forecasting services for agriculture in the 1940s. This paper explores the evolution of these forecasting services, how the world has changed since then, and what this means for the future design of these services.

Information and communication technology use in Australian agriculture

Niki Dufty & Thomas Jackson
New information and communications technology (ICT) could deliver the next wave of productivity growth in Australian agriculture. ICT includes all digital technologies that facilitate the electronic capture, processing, storage and exchange of information. To better understand the role of ICT in Australian agriculture and potential barriers to its use, ABARES surveyed over 2,200 farmers in 2016–17. Results from this survey are presented here for broadacre, dairy and vegetable farms.

Snapshot of Australian Agriculture (2018)

This brief describes the current state of Australian agriculture, with the aim of providing key information and statistics in one place. We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.

Australian Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics 2017

Australian Bureau Of Agricultural Resource Economics And Sciences (ABARES)

Snapshot of Australia's agricultural workforce

Bill Binks, Nyree Stenekes, Heleen Kruger & Robert Kancans
his snapshot describes Australia’s agricultural workforce, providing key information and statistics in one place. We cover where workers live, what sub-industries and occupations they work in, and the mobility and educational attainment of the workforce. The snapshot also describes the involvement of Indigenous people, People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, women and young people in the agricultural workforce.

Snapshot of Australian Water Markets

Tim Goesch, Manannan Donoghoe & Neal Hughes

Registration Year

  • 2018
  • 2019

Resource Types

  • DataPaper

Data Centers

  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - ABARES