Raw sugar prices in Australian dollars per tonne. Distribution of entities, by quantity of sugar cane produced, 2005-2006. Source: Australian Sugar Cane Growers financial performance 2005-06, ABARE, 2007 .
in Australian dollars per tonne
Source: Australian Sugar Cane Growers financial performance 2005-06, ABARE, 2007
“Nearly two-thirds of sugar cane growers across all regions reported farm business losses in 2005-2006. However, in 2005-6, the survey results indicate that financial performance improved as the scale of sugar cane production increased in every region. For example, in the Burdekin, farms producing less than 15,000 tonnes of sugar cane reported a loss of around $40,200, compared with a profit of around $22,400 for farms producing more than 15,000 - 30,000 tonnes of sugar cane and $358,000 for farms producing more than 30,000 tonnes.”
ABARE Report to Client, 2007