Clean and green: Increasing health consciousness has helped drive industry revenue

The Organic Crop Farming market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Organic Crop Farming industry has benefited from increasing consumer demand for organic food over the past five years. Once considered an alternative food eaten only by a minority of the population, organic produce has become increasingly common in consumer diets and retail marketplaces. Consumers are becoming aware of the negative effects of eating unhealthy food. Organic fruits and vegetables are often perceived to be healthier than their conventionally farmed counterparts, due to the absence of chemicals and genetically modified organisms in their production. This perception has fuelled demand for organic crops, and farmers have reaped the benefits of growing demand for organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and herbs over the past five years...

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What is the Organic Crop Farming industry?

The industry has moderate barriers to entry, largely due to the lengthy certification process and conversion costs to shift away from conventional crop growing. Organic growers need accreditation to be labelled organic. Full organic certification requires a farm to produce organic crops in accordance with organic standards and takes at least three years. The conversion period typically translates to a drop in farm income, as the certification period often entails increased operating costs but no offsetting increase in the price received for produce. Converting from conventional to organic farming can also involve additional costs such as modifying existing farm equipment and structures, such as specialised sowing and weed equipment. The...

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Additional Insights for the Organic Crop Farming Industry

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

  • Downstream links
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Organic Crop Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Pome fruit
    Other fruit
    Root vegetables
    Cucurbit vegetables
    Other vegetables
    Other products

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Domestic price of fertiliser
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

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

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

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Shearing, Cropping and Agricultural Support Services
  • Water Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Grains
  • Pome fruit
  • Other fruit
  • Root vegetables
  • Cucurbit vegetables
  • Other vegetables
  • Other products
  • Chart: Organic Crop Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Fresh food markets
  • Retailers
  • Processors
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic Crop Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Organic Crop Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Organic 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 Organic Crop Farming Industry
  • 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
    El Nino
  • A weather phase that leads to above-average sea temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, which can lead to warmer temperatures and reduced rainfall in Australia.
  • Certified Organic
  • A third-party certification that guarantees a business is producing organic food. Operators require this certification to participate in the industry.
  • Feedstock
  • Grain feed that is used by farmers to supplement pasture feed for livestock.
  • Food Mile
  • Distance food is transported from production to its end-consumer.
  • Herbicides
  • Manufactured chemicals used by conventional farmers to control weeds and other unwanted plant products near crops.
  • 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.
  • Pesticides
  • Artificial chemicals used in conventional farming to control insects.
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