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Budget Paper No5 Northern Territory Economy 1998/99



Budget Paper No5 Northern Territory Economy 1998/99

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Tabled Paper 382


Tabled papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Michael Reed


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RURAL INDUSTRIES AND FISHERIES In the Northern Territory, rural industries and fisheries account for 4.9% of Gross State Product. Rural industries in the Territory include pastoral (cattle), other livestock (including buffalo, crocodile, poultry, and camel), horticulture (fruit, vegetables, nursery and cut flowers) and mixed farming (field crops, hay and seeds). Fishing includes harvesting of wildstock and aquaculture. Rural industries often have significant flow on benefits to other sectors of the economy. The preliminary estimate of the 1997 gross value of production in the rural and fishing industries is $344 million, a 12% increase over 1996. Significant increases in value were recorded for cattle production (up 12%), in aquaculture (up 29%), and in mango cultivation (up 34%). Stage Two of the Ord River Irrigation Project straddles the Northern Territory/ Western Australia border. It presents an 53 Chapter 10 % OF GSP Tasmania 6.7 Western Australia 6.2 South Australia 6.0 Northern Territory 4.9 Queensland 4.1 Victoria 3.4 New South Wales 2.6 Australian Capital Territory 0.1 Australia 3.7 Table 10.1 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1995-96 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 1990* 1991* 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Mixed Farming Other Livestock Fishing Horticulture Pastoral $ million Figure 10.1 RURAL INDUSTRIES AND FISHERIES PRODUCTION Source: Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Note: Data for Fishing, Other Livestock & Mixed Farming is on a financial year basis. * Fishing excludes pearl production, while prawns have been valued on the basis of landings not catch as in later years.

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