Primary industry and fisheries performance

Table 4: Current year performance of Territory commodities

CommodityValue of production ($M)  
2017‑182018‑19 Annual change Performance  indicator
Territory cattle exported overseas $261.6 $274.5 4.9%
Territory cattle movements interstate $308.0 $544.7 76.9%
Territory cattle slaughtered $34.9 $4.3 ‑87.7%
Buffalo $9.0 $6.6 ‑26.2%
Other livestock $0.20 $0.39 90.7%
Crocodiles $23.7 $26.8 13.3%
Mangoes $112.8 $108.7 ‑3.6%
Table grapes1 $8.7
Melons $42.0 $57.4 36.7%
Other fruits $17.7 $19.1 7.9%
Vegetables $43.9 $41.3 ‑5.9%
Nursery, cut flowers and turf $17.7 $15.5 ‑12.4%
Territory markets $8.2 $9.2 12.2%
Forestry $14.8 $10.6 ‑28.5%
Hay and fodder production $20.5 $27.0 31.9%
Fin fish $37.5 $33.6 ‑10.5%
Territory crustaceans $9.8 $8.7 ‑11.6%
NPF crustaceans $37.2 $35.7 ‑4.1%
Aquaculture $25.6 $41.4 62.0%
Molluscs and echinoderms $0.51 $0.50 ‑2.9%

1. In 2018‑19 the table grape production value was consolidated with other fruits.

Source: Department of Primary Industry and Resources data collections

Territory primary industry and fisheries sectors generate additional outputs (Table 5) and employment in the rest of the Territory economy. In 2018‑19, primary industry and fisheries sectors produced $635.4 million in output value in the rest of the Territory economy (Table 6).

Table 5: Output multipliers by industry for the Territory economy, 2018‑19

IndustryOutput value created in the rest of the Territory economy1 per $1 million industry output value
Beef cattle $510,000
Other agriculture2 $480,000
Horticulture $510,000
Forestry $960,000
Commercial fishing $400,000

1. Output created in the rest of the Territory economy excludes the referenced industry.
2. Other agriculture includes other livestock and mixed farming.

Source: Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Table 6: Dollar value of output multipliers by industry for the Territory economy, 2018‑19

IndustryOutput value by industry  ($M)Output value created in the rest of the Territory economy1 ($M)
Beef cattle $823.2 $420.0
Other agriculture2 $60.8 $29.2
Horticulture $251.2 $128.1
Forestry $10.6 $10.2
Commercial fishing $119.8 $47.9
Total$1,265.7$635.4

1. Jobs in the rest of Territory economy excludes the referenced industry.
2. Other agriculture includes other livestock and mixed farming.

Source: Department of Primary Industry and Resources data collections

Jobs created in the rest of the Territory Economy1 per 100 industry jobs

Beef cattle
36
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Horticulture
51
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Commercial fishing
57
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Forestry
71
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Other agriculture2
97
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1. Jobs in the rest of Territory economy excludes the referenced industry.
2. Other agriculture includes other livestock and mixed farming.

Source: Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Last updated: 01 December 2020

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