Cream of the crop: Increasing health consciousness has helped drive industry revenue

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 more aware of the negative effects of eating unhealthy food. Organic fruits and vegetables are often perceived as 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. As a result, farmers have benefited from growing demand for organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and herbs over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$214m
Annual Growth 13-18
2.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
5,193
Businesses
2,005
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The perceived health benefits of organic produce have driven strong industry demand
  • High industry prices allow organic crop farmers to maintain high profit margins
  • A forecast rise in health consciousness will contribute to industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Rising consumer demand for organic produce has boosted the Organic Crop Farming industry over the past five years. Consumers have been increasingly drawn to organic food, due to its perceived health benefits and the reduced environmental effects that organic farming is believed to have. Growing consumer demand has supported strong downstream demand from retailers, such as Coles and Woolworths, which have increased their range of organic produce over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $214.3 million.Rising disposable incomes have also aided the industry over the past five years, allowing consumers to spend more money on premium-priced industry products. Hig...purchase to read more.

    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

  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • 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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    What is the Organic Crop Farming Industry?

    Farmers in the industry grow organic crops such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and oilseeds. Crops must be grown without manufactured fertilisers, pesticides, growth regulators or any other plant modifications.

    Industry Products
  • Pome fruit
  • Other fruit
  • Root vegetables
  • Cucurbit vegetables
  • Other vegetables
  • Grains
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Organic fruit growing
  • Organic vegetable growing
  • Organic grain growing
  • Organic oilseed growing
  • Organic nut growing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Consumer demand
  • Organic production
  • Lengthy conversion process
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing demand
  • New entrants
  • Benefiting from beef
  • Table: Organic Crop Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
  • Processors
  • Retailers
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Organic Crop Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other
  • 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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Organic Crop Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Certified Organic
  • A third-party certification that guarantees a business is producing organic food. Operators require this certification to participate in the industry.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Chemicals that are used to kill pests, including insects, rodents fungi and unwanted plants.
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