Overview

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

IBISWorld’s Organic Farming 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$919m
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
17.4%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
7,427
Business
2,892

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...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Organic farmers focus on one or many different organic products, depending on farm location and types of produce suitable to the local climate. Market trends can also influence farmers' choices of more profitable crops or produce. Organic vegetables and fruit are the most established products provided by the industry. They have the highest demand as they are considered the most susceptible to chemical residues. In addition, they are often the entry point for organic producers due to their lower start-up costs, smaller land requirements and greater proximity to urban areas. Livestock used for organic meats such as beef, lamb and poultry are some of the industry's fastest-growing product segments in terms of total sales. Fas..

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Industry Products

What is the Organic Farming Industry?

The industry includes farms that primarily produce organic fruit, vegetables, grains, other crops or livestock. Organic farming does not involve the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, or genetically modified organisms. This report focuses on organic producers that are certified organic by any of the organic certification organisations.

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

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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