7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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GROSS VALUE OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER VALUE, Australia, March 2018
Dec 2017
Mar 2018
Dec '17 to Mar '18
$m
$m
%

Cattle and calves
2 608.0
2 581.7
-1.0%
Sheep and lambs
1 039.2
1 052.4
1.3%
Pigs
294.7
316.3
7.3%
Poultry (a)
706.1
640.0
-9.4%

(a) Includes meat chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry


KEY POINTS

Gross value quarterly original movements for March 2018:
  • The gross value of sheep and lambs increased 1.3% to $1,052 million following a 8.5% increase in the December 2017 quarter.
  • After a 11.2% decrease last quarter, the gross value of cattle and calves decreased 1.0% in the March 2018 quarter.
  • After remaining steady last quarter, the gross value of pigs increased 7.3% to $316 million.
  • The gross value of poultry decreased 9.4% to $640 million, following a 4.7% increase in the December 2017 quarter.


Gross value of livestock slaughtered data was first published in the March 2016 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no 7215.0). If you have any feedback about this page, or its associated datacube, you can contact us on (02) 6222 5939 or email agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au.