The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released its NSW Primary Industries Performance Data & Insights 2020 (PDI) publication, examining the performance of NSW agricultural primary industries gross value output for the 2019-20 Financial Year.

In its 5th year of publication, the entire PDI is available through the DPI website.

Here is the link to the recreational and charter fishing report.

Booklets with highlights from the report are also available by request or to download from the website.

Despite the challenges of drought, bushfires and COVID-19 faced in 2019-20, NSW primary industries reached an impressive estimated total output of $15.7 billion in 2019-20, a modest decline of 4% year-on-year.

Output excluding the service industries of hunting and recreational fishing reached an estimate of $12.2 billion.

Recreational fishing, including charter fishing, and hunting and game management activities had a combined estimated value of $3.5 billion.

The cropping industries were the most impacted in 2019-20, with total crop production falling 16% year-on-year to 3.76 million tonnes of output. Whilst the livestock industries increased 9% year-on year, largely driven by record farmgate prices for beef, sheepmeat, goats, pork and milk.

For more information contact the DPI Insights & Industry Analysis Team via email