Bar Graph – IELTS Writing Task 1 (Practice: 12)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. 

The chart below gives information about Southland’s main exports in 2000, *20…, and future projections for 2025. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.


This bar illustrates the performance of Southland’s primary exports in 2000 and 2021. It also indicates the future projections for 2025.

According to the data, it seems likely that international tourism will become the dominant industry, although dairy exports will remain strong.
In 2000, we can see that tourism was the greatest exports earner of the three industries, with revenue standing at just over 8 billion. The figure has increased slightly, so that now, in 2013, it has reached almost 9 billion. It is estimated that international tourism will continue to grow so that by 2025, it will be earning around 10 billion for the country.
In 2000, dairy exports were worth around 7 billion dollars, but since then there has been a dramatic increase, and sales for this year are approximately 10 billion dollars. Experts are predicting that exports in this area may fall slightly, so a figure of 9.5 billion is expected for 2025.
Meat products are the third key industry in Southland, but sales have dropped since 2000, and now stand at 5.5 billion dollars. It is expected that sales will continue to decrease in the future.

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  1. The bar graph illustrates performance of southlands primary export industries in year 2000 and 2021. It also shows the future projection of these industries for year 2050.
    Overall, tourism industry is increasing and is major revenue grossing industry. Dairy industry is also generating good revenue.
    Intially in 2000 the tourism generated 8 billion dollars and increased to 8.9 billion dollar by 2021. It is expected to grow and reach upto 10 billion dollar by 2025.
    Dairy industry is generating considerable profits.It generated 7 billion dollar in 2000 and increased upto 10 billion dollar in 2021. Making it one of highest revenue generator. However the sales are predicted to decrease to 9.5 billion dollar in 2050.
    Due to decrease in demand of meat, the meat industry is showing decrease in its profits. In 2000, it generated 6 billion dollar which decreased to 5.5 billion dollar. It is predicted to drop more to 5 billion dollar in 2050.

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