Reaping the benefits: Industry revenue is set to surge on the back of a record harvest

IBISWorld’s Grain Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A bumper crop in the current year is expected to boost the industry's five-year revenue growth
  • Industry revenue is strongly aligned with global grain prices and production
  • Despite strong global demand, export revenue is forecast to decrease over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Grain Growing industry is export oriented and includes crops such as wheat, barley, canola, and other grains, oilseeds and pulses. The industry has exhibited high revenue volatility over the past five years, largely influenced by adverse weather conditions that have affected local supply. Fluctuations in global grain prices and crop supplies over the period have also contributed to revenue volatility. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 6.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $17.0 billion. Profit margins have increased over the period due to local grain prices rising faster than input costs, and substantial output volumes improving economies of scale. Industry revenue is anticipated to increase by 26.0% in 2016-17 as output skyrockets...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Grain Growing industry's products are divided into four types of grains: wheat, coarse grains, oilseeds and legumes. Many farms produce several of these grains, as some are winter crops while others are planted in summer. Each segment's size represents its contribution to industry revenue.


    Wheat is Australia's primary crop and accounts for more than half of the country's annual grain production. Wheat has a range of uses and is a key ingredient for making bread, pasta, noodles and other domestic and international staple food items. Wheat prices are extremely volatile and depend on global supply, demand and weather patterns. For example, domestic wheat prices soared 38.1% in 2012-13 when low annual rainfall reduced national wheat production. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Grain Growing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Grain Growing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
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    Industry Products

    What is the Grain Growing Industry?

    The industry consists of farms that grow coarse grains or other cereal crops. Other farms in the industry grow oilseeds, peanuts, lupins, dry field peas and beans. The industry excludes rice growing.

    Industry Products
    Coarse grains
    Industry Activities
    Wheat growing
    Canola growing
    Chickpea growing
    Barley growing
    Corn and maize growing
    Sorghum growing
    Soybean growing
    Peanut growing
    Other grain, oilseed and legume growing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of wheat
  • Demand from cereal grain wholesaling
  • Domestic price of fertiliser

  • Current Performance
  • Weather patterns
  • Global supply
  • World consumption
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Water constraints
  • Global stage
  • New technology
  • Food for thought
  • Table: Grain Growing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Grain Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Beef Cattle Farming
  • Poultry Meat Farming
  • Cereal Grain Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services

  • Products & Services
  • Wheat
  • Coarse grains
  • Legumes
  • Oilseeds
  • Chart: Grain Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Animal feed products
  • Food products

  • Major Markets
  • Other export markets
  • Livestock industries
  • Food industries
  • Exports to China
  • Other local markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Grain Growing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Grain Growing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Grain Growing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Grain Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Grain Growing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Fuels produced from renewable biological resources such as crops or organic waste.
  • Genetically Modified (Gm)
  • GM organisms have had their DNA altered through genetic engineering. The most common modified foods are derived from plants: soybean, corn, canola and cottonseed oil.
  • Imputed Wage
  • The estimated labour input of the farm owner, their partner and/or family members, based on hours worked and wages outlined in the Federal Pastoral Industry Award.
  • Stockfeed
  • Food for livestock, which typically contains a variety of grains.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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