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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Rural Industries and Fisheries These improved techniques will assist in sustaining pastoral resources in the long term. Although climatic conditions and price fluctuations are difficult to predict, underpinned by growing per capita incomes and consequent demand from South East Asian markets together with access to as yet undeveloped markets, the Territory pastoral industry is projected to return to pre-BTEC levels o f production by 1997/98. Horticulture Horticulture production grew strongly in 1992/93, continuing the rapid expansion o f the previous decade. In 1992/93, horticultural production increased by 38.3% to $28.9 million. The value o f production increased in all districts, with Alice Springs and Darwin recording the most significant increases. An estimated 83% of the value o f horticulture production was exported interstate, 4% exported to overseas destinations and 13% was consumed within the Territory. By value, the most significant horticulture commodities produced in the Territory are mangos, table grapes, bananas, various vegetables and melons. Mango production remains the single largest horticulture crop in the Territory. Figure 10.3 Northern Territory Horticulture Production $ million 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1985/86 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 Source: Dept, of Primary Industry and Fisheries 59

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