South Australia's agricultural revenue hits high

Increase: Wine is one of the state's growing commodities.
Increase: Wine is one of the state's growing commodities.

Food and wine revenue across South Australia has increased by more than $1 billion over last year, a 7 per cent increase.

Most of the increase can from last year’s record grain harvest and the growing value of the wine sector.

Gross revenue on wine increased from $1.47 billion to $2.3b with top exports going to China, Hong Kong, UK and USA.

Field crops increased 21pc to $5.3 billion, with markets to India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

It was an increase to $4.8b for livestock, chicken and eggs, with markets to US, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

Grose revenue for horticulture was $3b with top destinations of Japan, Germany and New Zealand.

Dairy reached $940 million with markets to Korea, Japan and New Zealand and seafood finished at $908m with increase in tuna and prawns for markets in Japan, Vietnam and China.

For more information on the food and wine scorecard visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/scorecards.