Agriculture in WA – Update Note

AuthorsSteven Bond-Smith, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar
PublishedDecember 2020
PublisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre

This research note provides an update on current trends in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in Western Australia.

The economic and employment contribution that the sector makes to the Western Australian economy are discussed, along with the latest trends in farm values and input costs. The significance of Agriculture as an export-orientated sector, key commodity trading partners and current issues are also presented.

A summary of opportunities for diversification within and across the sector as well as key environmental challenges and opportunities are included, based upon the Centre’s latest major publications.