The Impacts of Energy Costs on the Australian Agriculture Sector

Australian Farm Institute - Author: Richard Health

Type: Report
Knowledge level: Intermediate

Data on the cost of energy to Australian agriculture is surprisingly sparse. The energy debate has thus occurred in an environment where there has been limited ability to estimate the sectoral and value chain impact of energy policy changes. This research compiled available data and estimated the cost of energy to agriculture and for sub-sectors and value chain components. The data has been built into the Energy Cost Calculator which can be used to model the impact of energy price changes on Australian agriculture.

  • Beef
  • Sheep
  • Pork
  • Poultry – Chicken meat
  • Poultry – Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Grains
  • Cotton
  • Sugar
  • Holticulture
  • Wine grapes

Figure 1: Indexed energy productivity performance of industry

2018 - Australia - Australian Farm Institute - Author: Richard Health
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