Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) Media Release, 1 April 2021
The new 2019-20 Primary Industries Scorecard is out now, outlining the resilient performance of South Australia’s primary industries which generated revenue of $14.1 billion.
It highlights the critical reliance on the primary industries and agribusiness sector to keep the South Australian economy moving, despite a number of challenges including drought, bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scorecard shows growth in the production value for livestock (up 4.7%), horticulture (up 12%), forestry (up 11%) and dairy (up 12%).
It also shows the value of the international exports of agriculture, food, wine and forestry products grew by three per cent to $5.6 billion, representing 51 per cent of the state’s total merchandise export value in 2019–20.
South Australia’s primary industries and agribusiness sector supports more than 70,000 jobs across the state, and make a significant contribution to the South Australian economy.
The final scorecard report and interactive dashboard is now available.