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Major Commodities - Wool
Australia's woolgrowers have firmly established the nation as a high-quality and reliable source of natural fibre, successfully supplying wool markets at all corners of the globe from the world of high-fashion in Europe to the bourgeoning Chinese market.
While Australian agricultural production has diversified since the days of 'riding the sheep's back', Australian wool producers have maintained their position as a dominant producer and exporter of wool.
Australian wool: fast facts
ABARES, Australian Commodity Statistic, 2011.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, 2009-2010, Catalogue No. 7503.0
Australian Wool Innovation Limited, Australian Wool Production Forecast Report, August 2011
ABARES, Australian Commodity Statistics, 2011.
For more, view NFF Farm Facts 2012.
NFF National Congress 2012