Australian crop report: February 2015 No.173

Title
Australian crop report: February 2015 No.173

Series
Australian Crop Report

Series Issue
No.173 February 2015

Publication Date
10/02/2015

Description
The report is a quarterly report with a consistent and regular assessment of crop prospects for major field crops, forecasts of area, yield and production and a summary of seasonal conditions on a state by state basis. Key Issues Summer rainfall has improved prospects for Australia's 2014-15 summer crop after largely unfavourable seasonal conditions in spring. 2014-15 summer crop production * Total Australian summer crop production is forecast to remain largely unchanged at around 3.7 million tonnes in 2014-15. * While the planted area is forecast to be lower than in 2013-14, yields are expected to be higher. * However, the forecast area planted to summer crops has been revised up from the forecast published in the December 2014 edition of the Australian crop report. * Grain sorghum is forecast to rise by around two-thirds to 1.8 million tonnes in 2014-15. * In contrast, cotton production is forecast to fall by 47 per cent to 470 000 tonnes of cotton lint and around 665 000 tonnes of cottonseed. * Rice production is forecast to decline by 18 per cent in 2014-15 to around 684 000 tonnes. 2014-15 winter crop production * Total Australian winter crop production is estimated to have fallen by 13 per cent in 2014-15 to 38.2 million tonnes, reflecting estimated lower production in all the major producing states as a result of a decline in yields from the high yields in 2013-14. * Production was still higher in 2014-15 than the 10-year average to 2013-14, by 7 per cent. * Wheat production is estimated to have fallen by 12 per cent to 23.6 million tonnes. * Barley production is estimated to have fallen by 18 per cent to 8 million tonnes. * Canola production is estimated to have declined by 10 per cent to 3.4 million tonnes.

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Resource URL
1027275

Publisher
ABARES : Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences : Department of Agriculture

Right Management
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Identifier
ISBN 978-1-74323-224-8
 
ISSN 1447-8358

Asset Name
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