Australian grains including wheat, barley, oats, pulses, oilseeds and more are major agricultural exports that contribute significantly to our national export revenue and the Australian economy.

Australia has an enviable reputation for producing reliable, safe and high-quality grain that performs across a range of uses.


In the 2021/22 season, Australian grain growers:

grains production

Produced 66.5 million tonnes
of grain*

grains money

Achieved $28.3 billion gross value of production*

*Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)’s Research, Development and Extension Plan 2023-28

Grain production in Australia occurs across three main grain growing regions, each with distinct climate, cropping and market characteristics.

More information about Australian grain production and the features of specific grains is available from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), an initiative of Grains Australia and the Western Australia State Government.

Production and export data about Australia’s agricultural commodities and crops are available from ABARES (the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences).

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