Turf Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Turf Growing Market Research Report | ANZSIC A0113 | Oct 2014

The shrinking garden: High-density inner-city living dampens demand for turf

IBISWorld’s Turf Growing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Dry conditions in the past five years have stifled demand for turf products, as these conditions intensified maintenance costs for turf. Revenue for the Turf Growing industry is forecast to decline by an annualised 1.1% in the five years through 2014-15. This includes growth of 3.5% in 2014-15, to reach $243.0 million. Low annual rainfall during some years has made it difficult for turf growers to operate, as production costs have increased, further constraining profit margins. The industry is comprised of many small, non-employing enterprises, partly due to the industry's low barriers to entry and the absence of considerable economies of scale.

Dwelling commencements have been volatile over the past five years, but have generally trended upwards... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $5.47 is allocated for labour. In this calculation, depreciation is used as a proxy for capital. Equipment used in the industry includes tractors with turf tyres, fertiliser spreaders, mowers, chisel and mouldboard ploughs, boom sprayers and irrigation pumps, among others. Capital intensity is expected to have increased over the past five years, as industry operators invested in labour-saving equipment such as computer-assisted water and monitoring systems. Labour is used in the industry for planting, harvesting and installing turf... purchase to read more


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What is the Turf Growing Industry?

Companies in this industry grow turf for transplanting in landscaped areas. This includes grass growing, turf growing and lawn seed growing. Operators plant, maintain and harvest turf farms. Landscapers, households, governments, sport venues, revegetation contractors and plant hire and garden service providers can then install the turf.

Industry Products
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Industry Activities
Turf plantingTurf growingTurf harvesting

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