2015-2016 Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks

Planfarm Bankwest

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Farm Table says:

The report is usually downloadable on the website, but for this one, you have to provide some details to access the full report.

Each year, Planfarm and Bankwest release a report on the financial and production performance of broadacre farm businesses in WA.

It is compiled from the records of:

  • Planfarm
  • Bankwest
  • Bedbrook Johnston Williams
  • Business Ag
  • Ag Asset

The report includes data from 532 farm businesses.

The key findings are:

  • The average WA farm business made an operating surplus of $680k from a turnover of $2.1m
  • Return on Capital from production in 2015-2016 was just ahead of the long-term average at 4.7%
  • Business health has stabilized at good levels, with average farm equity increasing slightly from last year to 81%
  • Low-interest rates and debt reduction are driving the ongoing trend of equity improvement
  • Low rainfall regions experienced average to high rainfall, while the higher rainfall regions experienced low to lowest on record which production yields mirrored.
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