Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Organic Farming industry provides a variety of products including beef, fruit, vegetables and poultry. These products are free from artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms. Organic farming has been one of the economy’s best performing industries over the past five years. Global demand for organic produce is rising due to increasing health concerns about food. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualised 17.4% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue is forecast to reach $919.2 million in 2016-17, up 7.2% from the previous year.
Australia has the largest area of organic farmland in the world, covering more than 22.0 million hectares. Most of this land is large rangelands for organic cattle farming... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
While there are organic farms in almost every state, there are substantially more industry enterprises in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The spread of the industry largely reflects population shares among the states and the location of conventional vegetable farming, fruit growing and to a certain extent, beef cattle farming (Queensland has the greatest share for beef cattle farming).
Based on land areas, the industry is almost entirely located in Queensland. The industry's prominence in Queensland is due to the large beef cattle pastures in the state. The majority of organic farmland is used for beef cattle production, followed by other grazing industries, with small areas used for grains, dairy cattle, horticulture and other segments... purchase to read more