Organic Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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Organic Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0013 | Dec 2014

Organic boom: Strong domestic and international demand has benefited industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Organic Farming market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Organic farming is blossoming and has been one of the economy's best performing industries over the past five years. Global demand for organic products is rising with ongoing high levels of health consciousness. Annualised 11.1% revenue growth is anticipated over the five years through 2014-15. Industry revenue is forecast to reach $613.3 million in 2014-15, up 9.2% from the previous year. The industry provides a variety of products, with the key performers being beef, fruit, vegetables and poultry.

Australia has the largest area of organic farmland in the world, at an estimated 11.0 million hectares. The majority of this land comprises large rangelands for organic cattle farming... purchase to read more

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The barriers to enter the Organic Farming industry are moderate, mainly due to the lengthy certification process and conversion costs. The barriers to entry are expected to decline as organic farming becomes more established and new industry players have a greater network of resources to draw upon.

Some farmers are deterred by the difficulty and potentially lower income involved in the conversion process to organic farming. Full organic certification requires a farmer to produce organically in accordance with all requirements of the organic standard for at least three years.

The period of conversion usually involves a drop in farm income. Over this period, there may be a decline in yield but no balancing increase in the price received for produce... purchase to read more


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What is the Organic Farming Industry?

The industry includes farms that primarily produce organic fruit, vegetables, grains, other crops or livestock. Organic farming does not involve the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms. This report focuses on organic producers that are certified organic by any of the organic certification organisations.

Industry Products
Vegetables and herbsFruitBeefDairy productsOther meatOther products
Industry Activities
Fruit and vegetable growingLivestock farmingGrain and oilseed productionHoney productionOther crop production

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