In 2021, SRA once again partnered with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), to jointly engage the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) to design and conduct a survey of sugarcane growing businesses.
ABARES is the science and economics research division of the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. It provides professionally independent, world-class research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
The Sugarcane Farm Business Survey collects important information about farming costs and production to identify historical trends for sugarcane growing businesses. The survey also identifies common farming systems used across farming regions to provide growers with insights about production and costs.
The dashboard is dynamic and includes a range of data visualisations related to farm financial performance and management practices that can be filtered by district and profitability groups for benchmarking analysis.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new statistics on sugarcane production, area of harvest and business counts, using a combination of the Levy Payer Register and satellite mapping data.
The new methods produce accurate and timely statistics on a regional level that is usually only available from an agricultural census.
More information, examples of the data available, and downloads of the data are available on the ABS website.