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Organic Farming in Australia: Market Research Report

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Organic Farming Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0013 | Oct 2016

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

The Organic 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$919m
Annual Growth 12-17
17.4%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
7,427
Businesses
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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry's wage costs indicate a highly capital-intensive industry, with $0.74 of capital investment required for each dollar spent on labour. However, owner-operators carry out a significant portion of labour tasks required by the industry. These farmers often rely on drawings from profit for income and do not pay themselves a traditional wage. Consequently, the industry's wage expenses underrepresent the actual cost of labour. Despite this, even when the cost of imputed wages is accounted for, it is clear the industry's capital requirements are high. Thus, the industry is expected to be highly capital-intensive... purchase to read more

 


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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 herbsFruitBeef cattleMilkOther livestockGrainsOther products
 
Industry Activities
Fruit and vegetable growingLivestock farmingGrain and oilseed productionHoney productionOther crop production


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