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 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% of industry revenue. 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 cattle producers tends to be higher than more niche products, such as organic nuts and honey... purchase to read more