Major Trends Affecting Australia's Agricultural Industries

Riethmuller, P. (1998) Major Trends Affecting Australia's Agricultural Industries. Economic Issues no. 3, Department of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Riethmuller, P.
Title Major Trends Affecting Australia's Agricultural Industries
School, Department or Centre Department of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Report Number Economic Issues no. 3
Publication date 1998-11-01
Subject 340202 Environment and Resource Economics
340201 Agricultural Economics
Abstract/Summary As this decade draws to a close, the environment in which Australia's rural industries operate continues to change. Internationally, markets in countries such as Indonesia, Korea and Malaysia are now much more uncertain than they were a year or two ago because of the economic problems that face these countries. In Australia, markets are also changing, not because of an economic crisis, but because of consumer concerns about health. Removal of government intervention in agriculture is still underway as the government pursues the level playing field. At the same time, farm returns remain variable and poor relative to those earned in some other parts of the economy. This paper examines these and other developments that are influencing the rural sector.
Keyword agriculture
Australia
agribusiness
agricultural economics
rural sector

Document type: Department Technical Report
Collection: Discussion Papers (School of Economics)
 
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