• 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

2016 Crop 2015 Crop 2014 Crop 2013 Crop 2012 Crop
Number of farms producing rice MIA 220 351 338 448 423
CIA 87 195 209 279 270
MV 101 559 746 898 844
Nth NSW 4 4 4 6 8
TOTAL 412 1,109 1,297 1,631 1,545
Paddy production (tonnes) MIA 152,951 254,031 233,760 377,850 315,868
CIA 39,849 97,638 115,466 190,540 154,431
MV 51,384 333,540 476,647 589,668 486,201
Nth NSW 603 419 193 282 471
TOTAL 244,787 685,628 826,066 1,158,340 956,971
Harvested Area (hectares) MIA 13,382 23,153 20,944 33,077 31,572
CIA 3,980 10,003 11,347 18,922 17,302
MV 4,884 32,977 46,229 60,795 53,947
Nth NSW 220 132 87 116 98
TOTAL 22,466 66,265 78,607 112,910 102,811
Average Yield (Tonnes/Hectare) MIA 11.4 11.0 11.2 11.4 10.0
CIA 10.0 9.8 10.2 10.1 8.9
MV 10.5 10.1 10.3 9.7 9.0
Nth NSW 2.7 3.2 2.2 2.4 4.8
OVERALL 10.9 10.4 10.5 10.3 9.3

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