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Ripening up: Growing health consciousness and demand from supermarkets boost industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Hydroponic Crop 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.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hydroponic Crop Farming industry has been performing well, with revenue forecast to increase by an annualised 4.3% over the five years through 2016-17. This has been partly due to hydroponic farmers growing crops under controlled conditions with reduced water requirements, allowing them to better withstand the unfavourable weather conditions that have plagued the agricultural sector over the past five years. In particular, fluctuating rainfall over the period has negatively affected crop supplies of outdoor, soil-based farmers, reducing competition in retail markets. This has increased demand for hydroponic produce, boosting industry revenue, which is forecast to grow by a more subdued 1.7% during 2016-17, to $625.3 million...

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What is the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry?

The industry is concentrated primarily in the eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The large concentration of hydroponic farms in these three states is attributed to their geographic proximity to urban areas and large population base. New South Wales has the largest number of hydroponic crop farms. The state mostly grows lettuces along with cut flowers, tomatoes and cucumbers. The Sydney basin is a major production hub, which benefits from being closely located to population centres. Queensland has the second-largest share of hydroponic crop farms. The state's major products include lettuce, cut flowers, tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries. Industry farms tend to be in the south east of the state. Pro...

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Additional Insights for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Long-term contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Hydroponic Crop Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Lettuce
    Flowers
    Tomatoes
    Cucumbers
    Strawberries

    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
  • Apparent fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Domestic price of fertiliser
  • Health consciousness
  • Level of annual rainfall

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Lettuce
  • Flowers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Other
  • Strawberries
  • Chart: Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price and quality
  • Health consciousness
  • Environmental concerns

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Fresh markets
  • Food-service providers
  • Food processors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities, rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hydroponic Crop Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes Pty Limited
  • Table: Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hydroponic Crop 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 Hydroponic Crop Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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.
  • Medium
  • An inert material that hydroponic crops can grow their roots in.
  • Run-To-Waste
  • A hydroponic system where water solution is applied to the medium surface and allowed to run into the environment.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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