South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


40. Food industry:

Grow the contribution made by the South Australian food industry to $20 billion by 2020

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

In 2014-15, $16.4 billion worth of food was produced or consumed in South Australia. Gross Food Revenue (GFR) in 2014-15 was 7% higher ($1.07 billion) than in 2013-14 ($13.7 billion) and $6.9 billion higher than in the 2001-02 baseline year ($9.5 billion).

 GFR captures all commodity and processed food sales that have occurred within South Australia. This includes all food products sold by South Australian producers (sales and interstate or overseas exports) and all food imports purchased by South Australians (from interstate or overseas producers).

Following excellent growth in 2013–14, farmgate values for the production of food continued to increase in 2014–15 with a $479 million (or 11%) rise. Finished food values have grown by $785 million (or 13%) to reach record levels of $6.6 billion

For the purposes of this target, the 'food industry' includes food and beverages (excluding wine) from the following industries: field crops; horticulture; livestock; dairy; and seafood.

Lead Agency

Primary Industries and Regions SA