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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Organic Farming industry displays a low level of concentration. Expansion of organic farms as owners seek operational efficiencies has driven concentration upwards over the past five years. However, the four largest operators in the industry still generate well below 10.0%. This low concentration is the prevailing trend across the broader Agriculture sector in Australia, as farms tend to be family owned and operated.
Since the industry produces a variety of products, operators tend to specialise in the production of one or two organic products. This means that concentration varies between segments. For example, concentration among organic beef producers tends to be higher than more niche products, such as organic nuts and honey... purchase to read more