Industry Facts


South Australia’s primary industries are a significant driver of the state’s economy. Key statistics include:

  • In 2016-17, the food and wine industries generated $19.97 billion for the state.
  • Agricultural commodity exports were valued at $7.4 billion
  • Wheat was the second most valuable export commodity for the state at $1,250 million, behind alcoholic beverages.
  • One in five South Australians are employed in food and wine industries.
  • There are approximately 13,500 farms in South Australia.

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