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Organic Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Organic Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0013 | Oct 2016

Greener pastures: Strong revenue growth has attracted new players to the industry

IBISWorld’s Organic Farming market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$919m
Annual Growth 12-17
17.4%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
7,427
Businesses
2,892
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

 


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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 herbsFruitBeef cattleMilkOther livestockGrainsOther products
 
Industry Activities
Fruit and vegetable growingLivestock farmingGrain and oilseed productionHoney productionOther crop production


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