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 has been updated as at December 2017.


40. Food industry:

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

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

In 2016-17, $17.6 billion worth of food was produced or consumed in South Australia. Gross Food Revenue (GFR) in 2016-17 was 7% higher ($1.07 billion) than in 2015-16 ($16.5 billion) and $8.1 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 2015–16, farmgate values for the production of food continued to increase in 2016–17 with a $908 million (or 21%) rise.  The value of finished food reached $6.6 billion in 2016-17.

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