Olive Growing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Olive Growing Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food Production | Jul 2015

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IBISWorld’s Olive 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Boundary Bend Boundary Bend market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Olive Growing industry is highly fragmented. Outside of small hobby farms, the industry ranges from small olive producers without a strong brand that grow fruit for the bulk olive oil market, to large vertically-integrated companies that supply table olives for supermarkets, target export markets and olive oil manufacturing. As a result, the scale of olive production varies significantly. Prior to the past five years, the Olive Growing industry experienced rapid growth, with many boutique fruit growers planting olive trees to diversify their farms' income. However, smaller olive growers scaled down capacity over the two years through 2012-13 in response to trading conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Olive farmers are concentrated in southern Australia, where the climate is best suited for growing. Olives grow best in areas that have hot, dry summers and cold winters. Olive trees also require moist soil, so growing is confined to areas with access to irrigation. Victoria accounts for the highest portion of olives growers, followed by Western Australia and South Australia. Victoria is home to the industry’s only major player, Boundary Bend Limited. The location of industry players has changed minimally over the past decade. This is due to the long life-span of olive trees, with some trees around the world known to be 1,000 years old. Furthermore, olive trees can be neglected for many years, then re-nourished and brought back into production.

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What is the Olive Growing Industry?

Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in growing olives to be further processed into table olives or olive oil.

Industry Products
Olives for unrefined oilOlives for refined oilTable olivesOlives for food processing
Industry Activities
Olive growingOlive growing

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