Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Organic Farming industry has benefited from a worldwide shift in consumer preferences towards organic produce. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 11.1% to reach $613.3 million. In 2014-15, revenue is forecast to grow by 9.2%. Organically farmed products still only represent about 1.0% of the total value of farmgate sales (including grains, meat, horticulture and dairy) in Australia, but are growing at a rapid rate.
Demand for organic products in Australia and around the world has risen as consumers have increasingly considered the health benefits and environmental effects of their food choices. Improved presentation and product quality, particularly of fresh produce, over the past few years has further driven demand... purchase to read more