Rural Price Index
The BankSA Rural Price Index informs the state's farmers and farm industires about how prices are faring for South Australia's farm products.
The index aggregates price movements across 17 products, which make up more than 80% of South Australia's farm output.
There are three groups of products - grains (such as wheat and barley), livestock and related products (dominated by wool, milk and beef), and horticulture (dominated by grapes); and
The index shows prices in Australian dollars (thereby reflecting the prices received by South Australian farmers), as well as in terms of the prices paid by foreign buyers (that is, prices in foreign currency).
- Global meat price rise to offset lower world grain price - June 2020
- Grain prices on the wane - July 2019
- Falling crop production in South Australia - April 2018
- Record winter crop in South Australia - December 2017
- Horticulture booms on the back of wine exports - June 2017
- Increased rainfall driving lower prices - November 2016