Value of agricultural production in Victoria
The breakdown of the value of Victoria's agricultural production is presented in Figure 1. Agricultural production consists of broadacre crops, livestock, horticultural crops and hay. Livestock products include milk, eggs and wool, while livestock slaughtered include sheep and lamb, cattle and calves, poultry, pigs, goats and deer. Crops grown include broadacre crops, horticultural crops and hay crops. Broadacre crops are primarily (99 per cent of the area) comprised of grain crops.
Figure 1 – Breakdown of the value of agricultural production in Victoria in 2012-13
Value of Victoria's food and fibre exports
In 2013-14, meat was Victoria's most valuable export, increasing by 36 per cent to $2.3 billion. Together with strong dairy exports (valued close to $2.3 billion), these two industries accounted for 41 per cent of the total value of food and fibre exports in 2013-14 (Figure 2). Victorian horticulture exports also grew in 2013-14, increasing by $288 million or 48 per cent.
Figure 2 – Breakdown of the value of food and fibre exports from Victoria in 2013-14
Links to sector-specific Industry Profiles
The profiles below provide an overview of each of the main agricultural industries. This includes useful statistics on the location, structure, production, trends, exports, domestic consumption, productivity, financial performance, employment, opportunities and challenges and government policy influence of each industry.