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 increasing health consciousness, growing concern for the environment, income growth and the increased convenience of organic food. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 12.1%. Revenue is forecast to reach $655.3 million in 2013-14, up 11.2% from the previous year. The industry provides a wide variety of products, with the key performers being beef, fruit, vegetables and poultry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
While there are organic farms in 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 establishment shares of conventional vegetable farming, fruit growing and to a certain extent, beef farming (Queensland has the greatest share for beef farming).
Based on land areas, the industry is almost entirely located in Queensland. The industry's predominance in Queensland is due to the large beef cattle pastures in the state. The majority of organic farmland is used for beef production, followed by other grazing industries, with small areas used for grains, dairy, horticulture and other segments... purchase to read more