Greener pastures: Strong revenue growth has attracted new players to the industry

IBISWorld’s Organic Farming market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2013 - 2018
Annual Growth
2018 - 2023

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Retailers and restaurants are selling an increasing number of organic products
  • Consumers that purchase their groceries online for home delivery are a significant market
  • Domestic demand for organic food and produce is projected to continue growing strongly

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Organic Farming industry produces a variety of products including beef, fruit, vegetables and poultry. These products are free from artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms. Global demand for organic produce is rising due to increasing health concerns about food. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 7.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to $741.8 million. However, industry revenue is anticipated to decline by 3.5% in 2017-18. The level of annual rainfall is projected to fall significantly in 2017-18, which is expected to reduce industry production.

    Australia has the largest area of organic farmland in the world, covering more than 22.0 million hectares...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Organic Farming industry has benefited from a consumer preference shift towards organic produce over the past five years. Demand for organic products in Australia and abroad has risen as consumers have increasingly considered the health benefits and environmental effects of their food choices. Improved presentation and product quality, particularly of fresh produce over the past five years have further driven demand. Despite this, organic food sales still only account for a small percentage of total food sales in Australia. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 7.4% over the five years through 2017-18, to $741.8 million. However, industry revenue is anticipated to decline by 3.5% in 2017-18. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Organic Farming Industry

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

  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Level of annual rainfall and Health consciousness in the Organic Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Organic Farming Industry?

    Industry farms primarily produce organic fruits, vegetables, grains, other crops or livestock. Organic farming is free of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms. This report focuses on producers that are certified organic by any of the organic certification organisations.

    Industry Products
    Vegetables and herbs
    Beef cattle
    Other livestock
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Fruit and vegetable growing
    Livestock farming
    Grain and oilseed production
    Honey production
    Nut production
    Other crop production

    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
  • Health consciousness
  • Public concerns over environmental issues
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from food product manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Organic goes mainstream
  • Price of produce
  • Farm trends
  • Alliances and integration
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply boost
  • Downstream markets
  • Prices and structure
  • Table: Organic Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Organic Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Processing
  • Poultry Processing
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Cereal Grain Wholesaling
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Organic Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Beef cattle
  • Grains
  • Milk
  • Other products
  • Vegetables and herbs
  • Fruit
  • Other livestock
  • Chart: Organic Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price
  • Consumers

  • Major Markets
  • Processors
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Farmers' markets
  • Export markets
  • Other producers and cooperatives
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic Farming 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 Organic Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Organic Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    OBE Beef Pty Ltd
  • Table: OBE Beef Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Organic Farming 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 Organic Farming Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Refers to the price the farmer receives for their produce. This represents farm revenue.
  • Genetically Modified
  • Plants and animals that have had their genome modified through genetic engineering techniques.
  • Imputed Wages
  • 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.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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