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A Bright Outlook for Australia’s Agricultural Industry

By K-Line Ag
Published on
07 June 2017

All of our agricultural equipment at K-Line Ag, is designed to meet the needs of the farmer. That’s why our tagline is ‘Sustaining farms to sustain the world!’ The equipment we produce is built to improve farming efficiency for the progressive farmer across the globe.

The collective effort of the sector has resulted in a very positive outlook for the years ahead. According to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), people who depend on the industry have a lot to look forward to!

Important to the GDP

Agriculture makes a huge contribution to Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP), accounting for over 12% of the GDP and employing over 325,000 people. A staggering 61% of Australia’s landmass is dedicated to agricultural operations.

Expecting a Record This Year

According to ABARES, it’s another year to set records. Exports from the industry are expected to reach an all-time high of $48.7 billion for the year 2016-2017. This represents an increase of $1 billion on the previous year. The government agency is confident that the numbers for 2017-2018 will rise comfortably above the five-year average.

Winners: Wheat and Barley

Cereal production is expected to achieve the biggest growth. ABARES estimates an impressive increase of 20% in 2017. However, production might face a challenge in the global market. As supplies rise, the price of these grains is expected to remain low.

Predictions with Precautions

The report comes with a warning to all. The tensions between global superpowers such as China and the United States can have a significant impact on global trade. In addition, China’s growth rates create the potential for unpredictable movements in the industry.

Many analysts agree about the important role of technology in developing Australian agricultural methods. At K-Line Ag, we continue to help Australia’s agriculture industry grow securely and become a global leader.

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