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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Professionally independent research

ABARES is a research bureau within the Department of Agriculture. We provide professionally independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

World-class advice

Stakeholders can be confident that ABARES produces world-class economic and scientific research, commodity forecasts, statistics and other analysis based solely on sound and broadly-accepted economic and scientific concepts and principles and the latest available information and data.

Find out more about the principles of ABARES research and analysis

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Agricultural Commodities

Performance and forecasts for major agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

Agricultural Commoditi​es​

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Outlook 2015 conference

Exploring The business of agriculture: producing for profit, Outlook 2015 is on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March in Canberra. Registrations are now open for this leading event for stakeholders in agriculture, fisheries and forestry. 

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