• 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

C2018 C2017 C2016 C2015 C2014
Number of farms producing rice MIA 307 382 220 351 338
CIA 136 201 87 195 209
MV 488 596 101 559 746
Nth NSW* 7+ 7+ 4 4 4
TOTAL 938+ 1,186 412 1,109 1,297
Paddy production (tonnes) MIA 233,478 308,511 152,951 254,031 233,760
CIA 71,871 109,316 39,849 97,638 115,466
MV 316,606 381,016 51,384 333,540 476,647
Nth NSW* 3,857+ 833 603 419 193
TOTAL 625,812 799,676 244,787 685,628 826,066
Harvested Area (hectares) MIA 20,953 29,134 13,382 23,153 20,944
CIA 7,396 11,795 3,980 10,003 11,347
MV 31,241 39,158 4,884 32,977 46,229
Nth NSW* - - 220 132 87
TOTAL 59,590+ 80,087+ 22,466 66,265 78,607
Average Yield (Tonnes/Hectare) MIA 11.14 10.6 11.4 11.0 11.2
CIA 9.72 9.27 10.0 9.8 10.2
MV 10.13 9.7 10.5 10.1 10.3
Nth NSW* - - 2.7 3.2 2.2
Average 10.5 est 10.0 est 10.9 10.4

10.5

*Some information not available for 2018 crop