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 with ongoing high levels of health consciousness. Industry revenue is projected to grow at an annualise 13.9% over the five years through 2015-16. Revenue is forecast to reach $733.8 million in 2015-16, up 5.6% 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 Products Chapter
Organic farmers focus on one or many different organic products, depending on farm location and types of produce suitable to the local climate. Market trends can also influence farmers' choices of more profitable crops or produce. Organic vegetables and fruit are the most established products provided by the industry. They have the highest demand as they are considered the most susceptible to chemical residues. In addition, they are often the entry point for organic producers due to their lower start-up costs, smaller land requirements and greater proximity to urban areas. Organic meats such as beef, lamb and poultry are some of the industry's fastest-growing product segments in terms of total sales... purchase to read more