Autumn 2019: Disruptions in agricultural trade

Autumn 2019: Disruptions in agricultural trade


Australian agriculture is trade dependent. Around 65% of Australia’s agricultural production is exported and if the sector is to achieve the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) target of $100 billion of farmgate output it will mostly occur as a result of export growth. Yet there are many current disruptive factors to global trade which are impacting on the reliability of markets and creating uncertainty in forecasting where export growth may be achieved. This edition of the Farm Policy Journal explores the current environment surrounding global agricultural trade.

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