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Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




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Rural Industries and Fisheries In the Territory rural industries and fisheries account for 3.7% of Gross State Product. Rural industries in the Northern Territory include pastoral, other livestock (including buffalo, crocodile, poultry, and camel), horticulture (fruit, vegetables, nursery and cut flowers) and agriculture (field crops, hay and seeds). Fishing includes harvesting of wildstock and aquaculture. There are flow on benefits to the other sectors of the economy (for example, abattoirs, fish retail trade and post-farmgate expenditure on the live cattle export trade). The preliminary estimate of the 1996 gross value of production in the rural and fishing industries Table 10.1 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing % of GSP Tasmania 6.5 Western Australia 4.9 Queensland 4.6 South Australia 4.4 Northern Territory 3.7 Victoria 2.7 New South Wales 2.0 Australian Capital Territory 0.1 Australia 3.2 Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1994-95 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 1989* 1990* 1991* 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Agriculture Other Livestock Fishing Horticulture Pastoral $ million Source: Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries * Fishing excludes pearl production. Prawns have been valued on the basis of landings and not catch as in later years. Rural Industries and Fisheries ProductionFigure 10.1 55

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