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Welcome to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

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ABARES is a research bureau within the Department of Agriculture. We provide professionally independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

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Stakeholders can be confident that ABARES produces world-class economic and scientific research, commodity forecasts, statistics and other analysis based solely on sound and broadly-accepted economic and scientific concepts and principles and the latest available information and data.

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National Agricultural Statistics Review

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) are undertaking a review of the National Agricultural Statistical System.

The preliminary report from the National Agricultural Statistics Review  has been released.

Further comment is now being sought on priority areas for innovation and improved coordination of the National Agricultural Statistical Information System up until 16 May 2014. This second phase of consultation will assist in making final recommendations, which will be publicly released on the ABS website on 7 July 2014.

The preliminary report and more information about how to contribute to the second phase of NASR consultation can be found at: National Agricultural Statistics Review – Preliminary findings, 2013-14 (cat. no. 7105.0.55.003) 

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Agricultural Commodities

Performance and forecasts for major agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

» Agricultural Commodities​

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Outlook 2014 conference

Realising the opportunities is the theme for Outlook 2014, Australia’s leading forum for the agriculture sector. With speakers from the G20, OECD, USDA, European Commission and leading producers, sessions will address the key issues for the sector. 4-5 March in Canberra.

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