• We've come a long way

    From a humble beginning in 1924 the NSW rice industry has grown to become a major contributor to Australia's wealth

  • 245,000 tonnes of rice produced in 2016
  • 412 farms producing rice
  • 22,466 hectares of harvested area

Statistical Summary

New South Wales Only

C2017 C2016 C2015 C2014 C2013
Number of farms producing rice MIA 382 220 351 338 448
CIA 201 87 195 209 279
MV 596 101 559 746 898
Nth NSW* 7+ 4 4 4 6
TOTAL 1,186+ 412 1,109 1,297 1,631
Paddy production (tonnes) MIA 308,511 152,951 254,031 233,760 377,850
CIA 109,316 39,849 97,638 115,466 190,540
MV 381,016 51,384 333,540 476,647 589,668
Nth NSW* 833 603 419 193 282
TOTAL 799,676 244,787 685,628 826,066 1,158,340
Harvested Area (hectares) MIA 29,134 13,382 23,153 20,944 33,077
CIA 11,795 3,980 10,003 11,347 18,922
MV 39,158 4,884 32,977 46,229 60,795
Nth NSW* - 220 132 87 116
TOTAL 80,087+ 22,466 66,265 78,607 112,910
Average Yield (Tonnes/Hectare) MIA 10.6 11.4 11.0 11.2 11.4
CIA 9.27 10.0 9.8 10.2 10.1
MV 9.7 10.5 10.1 10.3 9.7
Nth NSW* - 2.7 3.2 2.2 2.4
Average 10.0 est 10.9 10.4 10.5

10.3

*Some information not available for 2017 crop